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Filament’s October Reading Featuring Alicia Jo Rabins

Join us for Filament’s October reading, with special guest Alicia Jo Rabins! We have a new cast of talented MFA readers in addition to Alicia, and we’re delighted to be back at the IPRC this autumn. “Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician, composer, performer and Torah teacher. She creates multi-genre works of experimental beauty which explore the intersection of ancient wisdom texts with everyday life. Rabins’ first collection of poetry, Divinity School, won the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her second collection, Fruit Geode, was published in October 2018 by Augury Books/Brooklyn Arts Press. As a musician and performer, Rabins is the creator and performer of Girls in Trouble, an indie-folk song cycle about the…

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Refugee and Migrant Rights Fundraiser

A combination reading and concert event raising funds for Team Brownsville and the McAllen Immigrant Respite Center, with poems by Kim Stafford, Armin Tolentino, Sophia Shalmiyev, Ana Maria Ferreira, and Gwendolyn Morgan, as well as live music, and raffles for donated good from Literary Arts, the IPRC, Tavern Books, Zig Zag Wanderer, Holocene, and more.

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Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

Day 1: Typesetting Essentials Day 2: Printing Essentials Learn to set moveable type and print on table top and poster presses in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historic process. Gain access to IPRCs collection of over 150 fonts of lead and wood type. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this 1 day class grants IPRC Studio Members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing. Nonmembers and Basic Members receive one trial month of Studio Membership after completion of the course. 2 Day Workshop Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2…

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IPRC Print Spree: 2nd Annual Print Show & Sale

The IPRC is hosting our 2nd annual print show & sale at Tillamook Station (665 N. Tillamook Street). The IPRC Print Spree features 20 artists’ risograph and screen prints, curated by Kate Bingaman-Burt, Niko Courtelis, Fruit Salad Club (Jillian Barthold & Libby Landauer), Last Heavy, and us! Each print has a limited run of 25, and you can grab yours for $30. Proceeds support the artists, curators, and the IPRC community print shop. Join us for an artist/curator panel and preview of the prints at 6:30pm (for $10, which also includes 2 drink tokens). The show opens at 7:30pm for free entry – hope to see you there! Pre-sale panel tickets available at the https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4382580. Poster design by John Akira Harrold

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Learn Make Share: Bindfast Training

In this Learn Make Share, folks will be guided through the steps to bind a book using our Bindfast machine. Everyone will have a chance to practice using the paper stack cutter to prepare pages and bind 2-3 books. ** This LMS is part of a monthly series of trainings for the Bindfast. Once trained, members are certified to bind their own books during listed Bindfast open hours with volunteer support. *Free for IPRC members taking the workshop as one of 3 annual Learn Make Shares *$5-15 sliding scale for nonmembers, or for members who have already taken their 3 annual workshop Register here

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Portland Correspondence Co-op

PDXCC is a monthly gathering where participants make and share analog correspondence in the great mail art tradition of Ray Johnson and Anna Banana: art and conversation through the mail. This uniquely democratic, DIY art form incorporates writing, drawing, collage, rubber stamps, faux postage, decorative tape, typewriters – anything goes, as long as it goes through the mail. Hang out, skill share and send the glorious results through the mail. Monthly events hosted by the Portland chapter of the Correspondence Co-op and Niko Courtelis. Basic materials will be on hand (scissors, glue sticks, envelopes’85), but you’re encouraged to bring whatever materials fuel your creative spirit. Free and open to the public, every third Tuesday of the month.

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Intro to Risograph Printing

In this 4-hour introductory course, participants will learn the basics of risograph (riso) printing and will leave with an understanding of how to use this print technology to create zines, fliers, posters, or other printed matter. While this technology is not new, riso printing has recently become one of the most exciting developments in independent printing and publishing because of its cost-effectiveness for print runs between 25 and 1,000. Workshop participants will learn how to best maximize the many quirks of riso printing to achieve striking results. Participants are also encouraged to bring files of artwork that they’d like to print (files should be 100% grayscale, letter or tabloid size). For more information on riso printing and the modern riso resurgence, check out the riso wiki.…

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Collage Night

Join us for the return of Collage Night, on the second Tuesday of the month. Glue sticks, scissors and collage materials will be provided. Free and open to the public.

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Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club

Join us on for a drop-in Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club, all experience-levels welcome. Monday afternoons from 3—5 for eight weeks, September 30th through November 18th. Following the lineage of Portland’s own Lloyd Reynolds and Jaki Svaren, learn about posture, motion and breathing in alignment with calligraphic strokes. Through learning Italic and using it as a daily hand, we can bring beauty, attention, and rhythmic flow into our everyday script. $5—10 sliding scale materials fee. [Note that this is an ongoing event, reoccurring on Mondays throughout October. See the IPRC’s calendar for more instances.]

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