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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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An Appointment with Emily and Your Chair: Free Writing Session

Writing, even on a good day, is hard. So how do we do it on the not-good days, on the days when it feels like the world is upside-down? “Butt in chair” is the simple answer. We make ourselves sit down, and we don’t get up until we’ve gotten a few sentences down at the very least. But sometimes it feels impossible to even get to the chair. We’d honestly rather throw the chair out the window than sit in it. But what if we made an appointment with the chair? And we knew that other interesting people were doing it too, at the exact same time? This free Zoom meeting is that appointment. We’ll say hello, and then we’ll work from a writing prompt.…

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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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An Appointment with Emily and Your Chair: Free Writing Session

Writing, even on a good day, is hard. So how do we do it on the not-good days, on the days when it feels like the world is upside-down? “Butt in chair” is the simple answer. We make ourselves sit down, and we don’t get up until we’ve gotten a few sentences down at the very least. But sometimes it feels impossible to even get to the chair. We’d honestly rather throw the chair out the window than sit in it. But what if we made an appointment with the chair? And we knew that other interesting people were doing it too, at the exact same time? This free Zoom meeting is that appointment. We’ll say hello, and then we’ll work from a writing prompt.…

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Light Sleeper Release Party

Light Sleeper: Poems is the newest poetry collection by Coleman Stevenson. Please join us for a virtual release party, at which Coleman will read from the book, answer questions, and perform bibliomancy with the book itself! This is a FREE event. RSVP and pre-registration required! Access the registration page here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfu2qrT4sHdG05oHAjEtgel5ZlkbBg9s9 Coleman Stevenson is the author of Breakfast: 43 Poems (Reprobate/GobQ Books, 2015), The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609 (Bedouin Books, 2012), and a number of books and decks for divination through her company The Dark Exact. See more about her tarot and fine art work at www.colemanstevenson.com.

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Sunday Parkways x IPRC: Virtual Zines 101 Workshop

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. Workshop Description: Zines 101: Monuments We Need Zines take all kinds of forms. They can be about personal stories, politics, food, travel, anything! In this virtual workshop, Portland zine maker Sarah Mirk will show examples of inspiring zines from around the world. We’ll fold a zine together and each create our own short zine about monuments (like statues and plaques) that we think the city needs. No special writing or drawing skills required,…

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An Appointment with Emily and Your Chair: Free Writing Session

Writing, even on a good day, is hard. So how do we do it on the not-good days, on the days when it feels like the world is upside-down? “Butt in chair” is the simple answer. We make ourselves sit down, and we don’t get up until we’ve gotten a few sentences down at the very least. But sometimes it feels impossible to even get to the chair. We’d honestly rather throw the chair out the window than sit in it. But what if we made an appointment with the chair? And we knew that other interesting people were doing it too, at the exact same time? This free Zoom meeting is that appointment. We’ll say hello, and then we’ll work from a writing prompt.…

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2020 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Cheryl Strayed

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the 10th Annual Courageous Voice Breakfast with Cheryl Strayed to Wednesday, September 9th. This will be a virtual event, and we will share log-in instructions with all ticket holders the day before the event. We’re looking forward to seeing you, hearing from Cheryl Strayed, celebrating champions for reproductive freedom and raising critical funds to protect the health of Oregonians in these difficult times! Since 2011, the Courageous Voice Breakfast has celebrated brave leaders who speak truth in the face of hostility. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon believes it’s crucial to harness our collective power and amplify our stories. This is a historic and incredibly…

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Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator Book Launch

Join us for a chat about the book, virtual book plate signing, and more! Bring your own refreshments. Book is great for kids 8 and up, and they’re welcome at this party, too. ABOUT MASON MOONEY: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR Paranormal Investigator Mason Mooney is heartless, both figuratively and literally. He’s on a mission to prove to the Paranormal Society that he’s the best paranormal investigator around, but they’re not so sure. And they’re not the only ones. Join Mason as he tackles ghosts, witches and grumpy teenagers to prove once and for all who the REAL talent in the world of paranormal creatures is. If anyone can take on the ghosts in the Grimbrook’s haunted house – it’s him. And no one else. But with an…

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