• 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 9 October 9 - October 9
7:00pm, Pay What You Can


This workshop will explore the poetry and poetics of food, culture, and the environment. Questions will guide our discussion: What do you eat? What are your food traditions? What are your familial, national, or ethnic customs? Where are you from? What is your relationship to the environment and other living beings? Based on prompts, we will free-write, draft, and share writing techniques and strategies for revision. Possible readings will include work by Camille Dungy, Robert Hass, Joy Harjo, Javier Huerta, and Patrick Rosal.


Register online, or call 414-263-5001. 



Registration in this workshop includes admission to Craig Santos Perez's reading with Garrett Caples on Saturday, October 8 at 7 PM. 


Join us on Thursday, October 6 at 6 PM for an informal discussion of Craig Santos Perez's poetry led by UWM Professor, and 2010-2012 Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Brenda Cárdenas. This discussion is FREE and open to the public. No prior knowledge of Craig Santos Perez's writing is necessary. 


Dr. Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamorro from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the co-editor of two anthologies of Pacific literature, co-founder of Ala Press, and the author of three books of poetry, most recently from unincorporated territory [guma’], which received the American Book Award in 2015. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of San Francisco, and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the U of California, Berkeley. He is an associate professor in the English department and affiliate faculty with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the Indigenous Politics Program at the U of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he teaches courses in Pacific Literature, Food Writing, and Eco-Poetry.  


Made possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.