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October Origami Workshop: Umbrella & Mushroom

Come and fold with an IPRC member/volunteer & origami instructor/author, Yuki Martin on Zoom! For October, the models we’ll be folding include an umbrella and a mushroom— images below. All ages & skill levels are welcome. Register here, and zoom link will be sent on the day of the workshop. *Materials needed: Origami paper (6″x 6″) or **copy paper cut down to those dimensions. *Origami paper can be picked up at the IPRC. Coordinate with hquinn@iprc.org to pick origami paper up. **Square sheets can be cut down from regular copy paper, using one of the methods explained in this link: https://www.origami-resource-center.com/cut-a-square.html

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Poetry Practice Space

Poetry Practice Space returns! Join us monthly on zoom, on the third Thursday of the month for prompts and sharing. Register here, and we’ll send the zoom link on the day of the event. Poetry Practice Space is a monthly gathering for poets and writers. Writing materials, readings and prompts for generative writing will be provided. Come share a space to talk about your writing practice, and current writing projects, bemoan rejections, celebrate acceptances, share writing resources— and write together! Consider Poetry Practice Space the calisthenics for your poetics. Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds Free for members

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Virtual Collage Night

Virtual Collage Night returns, with a monthly challenge and Show & Tell. For this month’s challenge, create a monochrome collage. Tag the IPRC, or use #collagechallengeiprc, or join us on Thursday, October 8th at 6:30pm for a virtual show & tell of your collage creations! Register here, and zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.

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Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. Instructor: Michael Heald Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 Nine students maximum (ages 18+) Class meetings: 24 (8 per term) Cost: $825 *2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org *2 spots available at no cost, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org October 7, 2020 – June 9, 2021 This workshop will consist of three eight-week terms. Writers currently working on memoirs, essay collections, novellas, novels, short story llections, oral histories, and long-form journalism are all strongly encouraged to apply. Hybrid forms welcome. Over the course of 24 sessions, writers will work towards a draft of a manuscript in a supportive workshop environment. We’ll explore non-linear solutions…

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Landscaping Memory

Taught by Artist in Residence Paulina Ramirez, Landscaping Memory is an intimate/collective workshop to remember home, and our memory landscapes. We will be working with collage and playlists that will allow us to map those memories that represent our identity and resistance. Participants who register by September 29th will be mailed collage materials. This is a workshop for Black, Indigenous, and Brown Immigrants, prioritizing people who moved away from their land to be here in the United States. This workshop is also open to individuals whose family members— parents, grandparents, great-grandparents— have been affected by leaving behind home, culture and language. Capacity: 15 Suggested donation: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds Register here In the event that this workshop sells out, we…

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Belly of the World: a Creative Writing & Critical Discussion Workshop

IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. Belly of the World is a writing and discussion-based journaling workshop that deals in writing a biomythography of queer and trans living in both relation and entangled non-relation to the external world. We will hold group workshops on what it means for queer and trans bodies to be “in the world, and not of it” through our crafting of personal poems and reimagining of our own narratives and scripts. This workshop is designed for black, brown and indigenous women, femmes and trans folks. Instructor: loose cornrows Sundays 6-8pm PST: Sept. 20th & 27th, Oct. 4th & 11th Class capacity: 15 Class meetings: 4 Cost: $50 *2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC…

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Fall Poetry Workshop

IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. This is a workshop for all levels, whether you’ve just written your first poem or have been seriously writing for years. Each week, we’ll read and discuss one another’s work, emphasizing both craft (the shaping and forming of language) as well as the vision that’s unique to each individual. Our conversations will rest upon the assumption that there is no “correct” answer in art—that is, the thoughts and feelings that each piece of writing evokes will be a welcome part of the discussion. All aesthetics are welcome, experimentation is encouraged, and we will strive to meet each piece of writing on its own terms. Through engaging with one another’s work, we’ll dive…

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September Origami Workshop

Come and fold with an IPRC member/volunteer & origami instructor/author, Yuki Martin on Zoom! You will need either origami paper*, or regular copy paper cut down to the dimensions of a square. All ages & skill levels are welcome. Materials needed: origami paper (6″x 6″) or copy paper cut down to those dimensions, and a cutting tool, if using copy paper. *Origami paper can be picked up at the IPRC. Coordinate with hquinn@iprc.org to pick origami paper up. Register here, and zoom link will be sent on the day of the workshop.

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Sunday Parkways x IPRC: Group Work Session

The IPRC is working with Sunday Parkways to make September a month of zine making for all of Portland! Each week will feature a different workshop facilitated by a local artist. We’ll be making a community zine called Portland’s Got Talent with submissions that will be printed and bound at the IPRC. Description: Work on finishing your zine in a group setting! Swap tips, talk about themes, get other people’s opinions on pieces of your zine, find inspiration from other people’s work, so many possibilities! This is an open time to make and be together (virtually). *Zoom link coming soon! You can also watch the workshop on Sunday Parkways Facebook livestream. RSVP here. *Suggested $20 donation for the workshop includes a finished copy of the…

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Belly of the World: a Creative Writing & Critical Discussion Workshop

IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. Belly of the World is a writing and discussion-based journaling workshop that deals in writing a biomythography of queer and trans living in both relation and entangled non-relation to the external world. We will hold group workshops on what it means for queer and trans bodies to be “in the world, and not of it” through our crafting of personal poems and reimagining of our own narratives and scripts. This workshop is designed for black, brown and indigenous women, femmes and trans folks. Instructor: loose cornrows Sundays 6-8pm PST: Sept. 20th & 27th, Oct. 4th & 11th Class capacity: 15 Class meetings: 4 Cost: $50 *3 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC…

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