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IPRC Birthday Festivities!

March 18, 2008: From the IPRC:

Dear IPRC members and friends,

As you may know, the month of March marks the IPRC's tenth birthday! That's right -- we've been at the center of Portland's DIY awesomeness for over a decade now, so we have some great events lined up to help us celebrate. Stop by the IPRC and spread some birthday love with these upcoming events:

    • Zine Art Show Through May 30th Don't forget the Zine Art Show showing through the end of May, featuring a decade of zines from the IPRC family (on view in our gallery/meeting/events room). Zines from Nicole, Greg, and Shawn are featured, plus other gems from long-term members and favorite IPRC zinesters. 

    • First Thursday: Birthday Cake Bake-off Thurs, April 3, 2008, 6-9PM Bake a cake for the IPRC's tenth birthday! Whip up your best ten-candle cake-creation and bring your appetite. Prizes will be awarded for best cakes in the following categories: Best Tasting, Most Creative, and Most IPRC Birthday Love. Bring cakes in by 6:30pm; judging begins at 7. Non-baking cake eaters are welcome.

    Independent Publishing Resource Center
    917 SW Oak St. #218, Portland, Ore. 97205 tel: 503.827.0249

    Dates for 2008 Portland Zine Symposium Announced!

    March 13, 2008: It's hard to believe the Portland Zine Symposium is on it's way to becoming an institution -- I already felt like a wizened old zine peddler when they held the first one! Check it out here!

    Did You Know Multnomah County Library has a Zine Collection?

    March 13, 2008: Yes, that's right, they do! I'm sure librarians everywhere are cooler than average, but I'm pretty sure we have some of the coolest in Multnomah County. Thanks to the efforts of an an assortment of library staff who formed the Zine Library Group, several branches now feature zine collections that are catalogued and checkoutable! You can even recommend titles to them online! Find out more here.

    Marjane Satrapi Coming to Portland!

    March 08, 2008: Reading Frenzy favorite, Marjane Satrapi, is coming to Portland on April 7th! Ms. Satrapi is the author of Persepolis and the first graphic novelist to appear on the Literary Arts roster. Let's hope she's the first of many! We have a couple pairs of tickets to give away -- the details will be announced through our mailing list. Event details here.