• 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
Sep 29 September 29 - September 30
7:00pm, Pay What You Can


Mark your calendars for a special series of events with Navajo Nation Poet Laureate, Laura Tohe, sponsored by the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative (MNALC).


Code Talker Stories: A Conversation with Laura Tohe, Navajo Nation Poet Laureate

Thursday, September 29 | 12 PM

UWM in Union 191


Poetry Reading: Laura Tohe

Thursday, September 29 |  7 PM

at Woodland Pattern Book Center

720 E. Locust St.

$8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members


Craft Talk w/ Laura Tohe

Friday, September 30 | 11 AM

UWM in Greene Hall


Laura Tohe is a scholar and poet. She is the current Navajo Nation Poet Laureate and a professor of English at Arizona State University. She has published numerous poems, stories, essays, and interviews, including the 2001 essay, “There Is No Word for Feminism in My Language." Her book publications include, Code Talker Stories (2012), Tseyi, Deep in the Rock (2005), and a co-edited collection with Heid Erdrich, Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community (2002).​


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