Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium

The Body Show Benefit! Nov. 3rd

Next Wednesday clear your calendar! A smorgasbord of events, including cabaret, short film screenings, and even a VooDoo Doughnut Eating Contest will ensue over at Someday Lounge. There will also be readings and music galore, all in support of Nora Robertson's experimental film based on her 2007 Pushcart Prize winning recipe poem, "How to Boil an Egg". Basing expectations on the synapsis (see below!), the evening and film look well worth your time and gracious donations.

"Cooking show host Nora Robertson sets out to demonstrate the simplest of dishes, the hard-boiled egg, but the lesson soon goes awry as surreal interludes of virgin sacrifices to a Ghanaian snake god, a 60's Hollywood dinner party and a deviled egg recipe intrude."

For full press release and event information, head over to Nora Robertson's website!

Matt McCormick @ PAM Monthly Artist Talk, Nov.11th

Each second Thursday the Portland Art Museum invites a local artist to discuss a work from their permanent collection. This month, filmmaker Matt McCormick tackles two gelatin silver prints taken by renown photographer Erwin Eliot.

Matt McCormick has, for years, quietly documented everything from midwestern landscapes to the industrial sprawl of Portland to Nutria documentaries and Shins music videos. Of Eliot's work McCormick says he's "always been drawn to photo-journalistic style work, and its ability to create these fascinating visual time capsules."

All talks depart at 6 p.m. from the Hoffman Lobby and are followed by a lively happy hour with the artist until 8 p.m. that includes complimentary food, beer, and wine.

Disjecta Art Auction, Nov. 13th

Its that time of year for Disjecta's Art Auction! In it's 4th year, the auction is a rowdy and well-attended exhibition of over 50 of the best artists in Portland. The preview party featuring music by Orca Team will be entirely free so scoot on over to their Northeast locale this Friday before the main event on November 13th. Check out all the deets at Disjecta.

Gay Genius Comics Anthology

Small Press extraordinaire Anne Murphy brings us Gay Genius! A 120 page anthology of creative gay-ness! Packed full of a variety of comics and art, this full-color perfect bound-book is ready to hit shelves...only, they need a little help to see this through! Visit the Gay Genius Kickstarter project here.

5th Annual Text Ball, Oct. 9th

The 5th Annual Text Ball is upon us! A ruckus of word games and dancing, costume contests and text-inspired treats to eat, each year the Text Ball delivers! The offices of the IPRC have been working 'round the clock to make the Ball memorable... which shouldn't be too hard considering this year's racy theme: TEXT APPEAL.

The Text Ball is a great way to celebrate Portland's wonderfully diverse scene of publishing, while supporting the IPRC! Get your advanced tickets here!

Sponsored by Portland Wine Storage, Em Space and Reading Frenzy

Take a Snake Book Release, Oct. 8th

The folks at Container Corps have announced a book release celebrating Corey Lunn! The book will showcase nearly 5 years of Lunn's drawings and event's flyers. Container Corps has played host to a slew of wonderful book releases this year so don't miss the opportunity to check out their latest project! Try to wedge yourself into their cozy space on opening night or check out them out from the spacious comfort of your own home, here.