• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
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 24 October 24 - October 24
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

In this workshop, participants will experiment with folding paper by learning a single-sheet folded book technique. Then, through a writing exercise that responds to the folded book structure, we will create source material from which to draw for a short collaborative poem. Printing this poem as a limited edition broadside, participants will learn typesetting and other letterpress basics.


Workshop will take place at

Team Nerd Letterpress

830 S. 5th Street


No previous letterpress experience is necessary.

Space is limited, so please register online, or call 414-263-5001.


Workshop Registration




Matvei Yankelevich with Afaa Michael Weaver & Laynie Browne

Friday, October 23 at 7 pm


Admission: $8 general | $7 students & seniors | $6 WPBC members; FREE for participants in this workshop! 


Matvei Yankelevich is the author of the poetry collection Alpha Donut, and a novella in fragments, Boris by the Sea. A long poem, Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt, will be released in Fall 2015, from Black Square Editions. He is the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms, and co-translator of the National Translation Award-winning An Invitation for Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He edits the Eastern European Poets Series for Ugly Duckling Presse, and teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts, Queens College, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.


N. Adam Beadel began carving & printing linoleum blocks in 2006 in Seattle, WA while volunteering at the Richard Hugo House. In 2010, he accepted an internship at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville, TN to study letterpress under Kevin Bradley. In 2011, he moved to Milwaukee and in 2012 he began to collect the equipment he need for his print shop.   


Beadel owns and operates Team Nerd Letterpress, a boutique print shop in the Historic Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. He makes custom posters and cards exclusively from wood & lead type and hand-carved linoleum blocks. Beadel has shown his prints in London, UK, Washington State, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and on refrigerators the world over.