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Event Calendar
special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 16 Friday, October 16
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

UW-Milwaukee English Department Creative Writing Program with UWM Women’s and Gender Studies & Woodland Pattern Book Center present a publishing talk between Carmen Giménez Smith & David Wilk.


Giménez Smith will discuss her experiences as editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press. The discussion will be recorded as part of David Wilk’s podcast at WritersCast, which has featured interviews with over 250 writers and publishing professionals since its inception in 2010.


This event is FREE and open to the public.


Carmen Giménez Smith will give a reading at UW-Milwaukee’s Edith S. Hefter Conference Center on

Thursday, October 15, 7 pm


David Wilk will give a reading at Woodland Pattern with Patrick Morrissey & Lisa Fishman on

Sunday, October 18, 2 pm


Carmen Giménez Smith earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. is the author of the poetry chapbook Casanova Variations (2009), the full-length collection Odalisque in Pieces (2009), and the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (2010). Her most recent book, Milk and Filth (2013), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Giménez Smith is the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press. She teaches at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.


David Wilk has participated in almost every aspect of publishing and book distribution in both print and digital environments. He is currently publisher for pop culture startup Frederator Books as well as the independent Prospecta Press, and provides strategic and practical publishing services to authors, publishers, media companies and nonprofits. Wilk was Literature Program Director at the National Endowment for the Arts 1979-81, an active participant in the Poetry in the Schools program, editor of the influential literary journal Truck and founder of Truck Press. Wilk has taught classes and workshops and given talks at NYU, SUNY, Yale and other venues. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Place in New York City.