Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium

IPRC's Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction!

The weather may not have gotten the memo, but summer is upon us! June 3rd join the IPRC in a Chili Cook Off and Old Time Auction! Lay down 5 dollars and get all the chili you could ever ask for, with free beer and wine!

There will also be a silent auction where you'll be able to bid on naming your favorite office supplies.

D.I.Y. Guide to Drums !

As the Portland Mercury has reported, looks like our beloved local band Explode into Colors is breaking up. Don't worry though, you'll still be able to catch Lisa Schonberg's drum stylings in her zine the D.I.Y. Guide to Drums. An awesome introduction to learning the drums, with cute drawings and a cd to boot.

Free Life Center, May 26th

Next Wednesday artists Seth Neefus and Mark Warren Jacques are putting on a benefit for their collaborative project Free Life Center. Together they've built a one-room art installation and are taking it on the road! The night also will celebrate the release of a publication dedicated to the building of the structure.

To see a beautifully rendered video about the project and the continuing documentation of their happenings, check out their website!

Moe Bowstern Reading, May 20th

Fishing stories abound tomorrow at the IPRC, when our upstairs neighbor hosts the ever-legedary, ever-witty Moe Bowstern. She'll will be reading from her newest Xtra Tuff release, a growing collection of wondrous commercial fishing storie. With Issue #6, Bowstern has opened up the floor to other writers/fishing men and women, making this zine chock full of diverse and wondrous tales. Open mic to follow!

DEEP LEAP Microcinema, May 25th

Deep Leap will celebrate their next installation of video art and performance, The Internet is a Terrible Place to Live this Tuesday. Expect top notch performances from Weird Faction and a slew of up -and-coming artists. For more info and a peek at their published zines, head over to Deep Leap!

Write to Publish!, May 22-23rd

This weekend, PSU's own student-run publishing house, Ooligan Press, will present the annual event Write to Publish! Full of workshops and panels, the conference hopes to "de-mystify" the publishing process for writers. The weekend also promises a slew of writers sharing their publishing experiences, including Chuck Palahniuk and Ursula k. Le Guin!

To sign up for the workshops, head on over to their website here!

Grass Hut to Move into Floating World Comics

Earlier this month Grass Hut announced it was closing doors on their long-time storefront, 811 Burnside. On the upside, they'll be moving just across the river into the nooks of Floating World Comics. Their last show, Balls Out, will be up till the end of April. In the months to come, Grass Hut will continue to curate shows, so expect TWO first Thursday openings in one room, wowzah!

Portland Stock Proposals due May 30th!

The time has come for another Stock Dinner! These dinners are great ways to both support artists in their endeavors, and possibly get money for your own project. The first ten projects that meet the criteria (see website!) will be accepted and presented on June 6th during the dinner.