Summer is Ready
More Recent Additions:
- Flower Moon: Moo!
- Flower Moon: Helping
- Flower Moon: Moon Feelings
- Flower Moon: Angry Turkey God/Precious Night Turkey Chalchiuhtotolin
- Flower Moon: Bruja Rescue
- The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory --SIGNED
- Intelligent Sentient? --SIGNED
- Picture Sentence (Winter 2015)
- Dream Salon (Issue 1: Open)
SATURDAY, JULY 11th, 10am
The 14th Annual Mississippi Street Fair
From Fremont to Skidmore on North Mississippi Avenue!
Mississippi Street Fair -- the biggest street fair in Oregon -- is packed with fun things to do for the whole family! For the second year running the IPRC will be joining us and for the first time ever the fair will include a "Print Row" featuring vendors who create fantastic printed matter and paper goods! This year's street fair has a strong emphasis on local handmade or produced products and promises to be one of the best year's ever. We'll have a booth out front and will be running specials and offering treats throughout the day. We hope to see you there!
SATURDAY, JULY 18th
Portland Zine Symposium
More info coming soon...
THURSDAY, JULY 23rd, 7pm
Logophile Reading Series
Organized by PSU's Creative Writing MFA Alumni with Special Guest Leni Zumas
We're very pleased to present the first ever Logophile Reading Series organized by PSU's Creative Writing MFA alumni! Eight local emerging authors will give short readings of their recent work and will be joined by special guest Leni Zumas.
- Leni Zumas is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator and the novel The Listeners, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She teaches in the MFA program at Portland State University.
- Jenny Forrester has been published in a variety of print and online publications including the Literary Kitchen, Hip Mama, Nailed Magazine, Seattle's City Arts Magazine, and Indiana Review. She was a participant in the 2015 Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop. Jenny organizes Portland's Unchaste Readers Series.
- Melanie Alldritt has been published in Perceptions and The Gravity of the Thing. When she isn't writing in her kitchen at 3am, she's in the gorge climbing things and swimming.
- Marina Callahan's work has been featured in the anthology Winged: New Writing on Bees. She is currently working on a collection of short stories celebrating women and their choices regarding abortion, living independently, and engaging in marital relationships that buck traditional matrimony.
- Nick Mattos is a writer and yoga teacher whose work has been featured in publications including The Guardian, PQ Monthly, Portland Mercury, El Hispanic News, Just Out, and Relevant Magazine. His first essay collection, In Which Faith Shall I Raise My Cat?: Essays, will be released later this year; he is currently working on a creative nonfiction memoir exploring the personal and social dimensions of the practice of forgiveness.
- Katrina Carrasco's short stories have found homes at Quaint Magazine, Post Road, and Circa. Her current project, a novel, follows an undercover detective who alternates between female and male disguises while investigating a drug-smuggling ring.
- Thea Prieto's short fiction has been featured in The Good Men Project, her nonfiction is currently on display at Fouladi Projects Art Gallery in San Francisco, and for her novel writing she has been invited to the 2015 Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop. She is also a writer for Oregon Music News, and an editor for the online literary magazine The Gravity of the Thing.
- Nikki Levine is Jersey-bred, junkie-raised apprentice in the art of sentence magic. Her work appears in Blackheart, Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class and sixteen years worth of zines.
- Matthew Robinson's words have appeared online at Word Riot, Nailed Magazine, and elsewhere and in print Gobshite Quarterly, the short-story anthology The Night, and The Rain, and The River, published by Forest Avenue Press.
FRIDAY, JULY 31st, 7pm
One Thing Leads to Another
Reading and Signing with Dan Stiles
More info coming soon...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7th, 6pm
Exhibit by Robert Tomlinson
Join us to celebrate the opening of "Take Cover" a collection of 50 altered book covers by Robert Tomlinson. Books are more than the stories they tell. They reveal something about the people who created them. They document the times and places they come from, becoming a valuable cultural resource. But they are also alive to the reader with various invitations: to be held, to imagine a new world, to establish an ongoing and often intimate dialogue with characters.
Adults and children make scribbles and notations inside the books, often innocently illustrating daydreams or immediate frustrations. "Take Cover" is inspired by the private notations and drawings made by previous, now anonymous book owners. Tomlinson's responses to their initial efforts emerge from his fascination with the crossroads where language and the visual arts intersect. He has treated each cover as an individual work, using lots of materials: inks, pencils, paints, fabrics and objects. They do, however, like chapters in a novel, need each other.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 6pm
Reading Frenzy Anniversary Celebration & Exhibit!
Join us for our 20th anniversary do over celebration and art exhibit! More info coming soon...
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 7pm
Fortune Favors the Brave
Book Release Party with Lisa Congdon!
A treasure trove of inspiring quotations in the tradition of the bestselling Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this new volume from beloved author and artist Lisa Congdon gathers rousing wisdom from history's great minds on how to be bold, stay strong, and take courage. Congdon lends her signature style of brilliant hand lettering to sage advice on such subjects as perseverance ("If you fell down yesterday, stand up today" -- H.G. Wells), authenticity ("What should I be but just what I am?" -- Edna St. Vincent Millay), and confronting fear ("Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" -- James Baldwin). Filled with uplifting reminders to seize the day, Fortune Favors the Brave shows that when embarking on a new adventure, the right words of encouragement can be a priceless gift.
Lisa Congdon is an artist, illustrator, hand letterer, teacher, and author based in Portland, Oregon.