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Crossings | with Performance Works NorthWest & Buckmxn Journal

Crossings is a multi-disciplinary production seeking discovery through collaboration. Three teams—each featuring a dancer, musician, and poet—will combine skills and insights to present a new brew of performance. The three collaborating organizations, Performance Works NorthWest, Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and Buckmxn Journal, place the creative impulse completely in the hands of the artists, intentionally selecting creators who are also adept performers. This is a grand confluence focused deliberately on collaboration—dancers Sophia Tweed Ahmad, Danielle Ross, and Akela Jaffi; musicians Michael Gamble, Machado Mijiga, and Cyrus Nabipoor; and poets Rich Perin, Emmi Greer, and Carolyn Supinka; don’t know each other but will dare to create together. We can’t tell you what these artists will do just yet, and we like it that way. But we do…

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Book Signing: LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS

Jamie Santiago is just an ordinary high school teenager growing up in Portland, Oregon. Yet, in a moment, he is forced to make an important decision between honoring his heritage and salvaging what’s left of his social life. With a racist bully at school and rising protests in Portland, Jamie sometimes wonders if it would be easier to forget his Filipino side entirely instead of trying to embrace it. Jason Tanamor currently lives and works in the Portland, Oregon area. He is the critically acclaimed author of Vampires of Portlandia, Anonymous, and Drama Dolls. Growing up, he did not see many Filipinos in books and wants young readers to be able to “see themselves” when they read, so he has made it his personal mission…

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Intro to InDesign

In this in-person Intro InDesign workshop, learn the basics of setting up a zine in InDesign. InDesign is a staple for book designers, zinesters and anyone looking to take their zines, chapbooks and publications to the next level. This guided tutorial will give participants an overview of some of InDesign’s most useful features and functions. Taught by Anthony Wylen $20-40 sliding scale. Register HERE.

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Rose City Holiday Book & Paper Fair

Booksellers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be bringing their best rare and collectible books and ephemera. Find a wide array of rare and collectible books, ephemera, maps, prints, photographs and more. Interesting material in all fields at a variety of price points. The fair is happening just in time for the holiday season, so you will be sure to find gifts for all the booklovers on your list. VIP Preview – Friday evening, December 10 from 6-9 pm. Tickets $25 General Admission – Saturday, December 11 from 10 am-5 pm. Tickets $5 All staff and exhibitors at the book fair will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and will wear a mask at all times unless they are in one of the designated break…

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Bookarts: Coptic Stitch

Register here 3 no-cost spots available; BIPOC prioritized; reach out to hquinn@iprc.org to inquire Bookarts Workshop: Coptic Stitch Description: In this 2 hour workshop, participants will come away equipped with a basic understanding of the tools required for bookbinding, and will learn how to create an exposed spine bound book. Commonly referred to as coptic or link stitch binding, the advantage of a section sewn binding is a spine that opens completely so that pages lie flat. Participants will come away from the workshop equipped with a basic understanding of the tools required for bookbinding, and will create one coptic bound book by hand. Paper materials provided. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Isabel Diana Class capacity: 6 $40-75 sliding scale Materials Provided Waxed Linen Thread Awl Binder’s…

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Book Release Party: Thomas Lucky Richards

I will be reading from my newest book, Thirst for Beginners: poems, prose, and quizzes. My special musical guests will be Larry Yes!

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Imago Dei: Open Mic Night

Do you have a song, poem, spoken word piece, or piece of visual art you’ve been working on? Come share it with a like-minded crew of Imago folks & friends! Are you a really great audience member? We want you too! Friday, November 5th, from 7-9pm in the Loft of the Ankeny building. Open sign-ups for a 5-minute performance slot are from 7-7:20pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Questions? Email arts@idcpdx.com

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A Surrealist Poetry Reading and Art Show

Zachary Schomburg is the author of 6 books of poems including, most recently, Fjords vol. 2 (Black Ocean, 2021), and a novel, Mammother (Featherproof Books, 2017). He is also a painter, illustrator, teacher, and publisher of an independent poetry press called Octopus Books. He lives in Portland with B and Y. http://www.zacharyschomburg.net/ Jon Boisvert was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and now lives in Oregon. He studied poetry at Oregon State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. http://robmclennan.blogspot.com/2017/09/jon-boisvert-born.html Dan Wiencek’s poetry combines empathy, a surreal imagination and a healthy sense of the absurd, creating poems that grapple with profound questions of personal identity while remaining grounded in authentic lived experience. His poetry has appeared in publications that include New Ohio Review, Sou’wester, The…

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Gobshite Quarterly 2021 Launch/ with Michael Shay’s The Words I Own

Launching Gobshite Quarterly 2021! This first annual, pandemic issue begins with iconic images from the 2020 Black Lives Matter and 1968 Mexico City Olympics protests. Other graphics include Brazilian Tania Cardoso’s illustrations of loneliness, Portland’s Leanne Grabel’s bio of Anne Sexton, and Croatian Miroslav Nemeth’s linocuts on fathers, sons and violence. Our written accounts of living in these times include a selection of Washington poet Armin Toletino’s Superboy poems, Christina Alvarez Lopez on running and Keith Jarrett, poems from Greece, Lithuania, Estonia and New York, and fiction from Slovenia and Springfield, Oregon. Australian artist Graham Willoughby’s fine line etchings illuminate the covers. == “Pan-lingual Gobshite Quarterly, where Paul Krassner meets Vénus Khoury-Ghata, is my favorite source for Hungarian fiction that reads like a song… In…

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Bookarts: Pamphlet Stitch & Cover Variations

Register here $25-55 sliding scale 3 no-cost spots available; BIPOC prioritized; reach out to hquinn@iprc.org to inquire Bookarts Workshop: Pamphlet Stitch & Cover Variations In this introduction to book arts participants will come away equipped with a basic understanding of the tools required for bookbinding, and will learn how to bind books with a pamphlet stitch. This binding is versatile and will lend your book projects a simple elegance. We’ll go over several different variations with and without covers. Paper materials provided. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Isabel Diana Class capacity: 10 Class meeting: Sunday, August 8th, 12-2pm PST $25-55 sliding scale 3 no-cost spots available; BIPOC prioritized; reach out to hquinn@iprc.org to inquire Materials Provided Waxed Linen Thread Awl Binder’s needle 2 binder clips Pencil Optional…

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