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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

performances
March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

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

performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

exhibitions
April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived exhibitions
Jan 10 January 10 - January 22
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

 

Exhibition runs: Tuesday, January 10 through Sunday, January 22

Reading & Reception: Saturday, January 14 | 2 PM

 

All FREE and open to the public. 

 

In conjunction with August’s first ever Milwaukee Fringe Festival, local performance artist and poet Anja Notanja Sieger organized the Advice Tent for the public where 423 individual questions were posed to 26 experts within the tent. Questions posed to the experts ranged from the serious: “Should I get married on October 14th?”; to the vague: “What’s next?”; and the ridiculous: “Should I purchase an inflatable unicorn horn for the cats?” Talking between advisors and advice seekers was not allowed in the Advice Tent

 

While the advice was free, it was retained by Sieger for archiving purposes so that she could begin the digital databases of what is to be The Museum of Advice. The physical copies of the advice gathered at the tent will be on display at the Woodland Pattern Book Center for two weeks so that anyone curious to read about other people’s problems may do so.  Additionally, all the physical copies of advice will be available for purchase.

 

On the evening of the January 14th, there will be a recital where many of the Advice Tent Advisors will read aloud their favorite responses to people’s problems. This reading will also feature a talk back portion where the audience can ask about what it was like writing advice.

 


Anja Notanja Sieger previously presented Two Typewriter Poets Define Your Essence at the Walker’s Point Center For The Arts as well as the Clackathon, a competition in which six hot-shot writers took on-the-spot audience requests for love letters, insults, and letters from pets in a teeth clenched, knuckles bared two-hour performance on real manual typewriter at the Pfister Hotel. Currently she is a resident artist at RedLine Milwaukee.