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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
September 12 - Oct 3

Exhibition: Diana Barrie and Pamela Barrie

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi

readings & workshops
October 3

Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman

readings & workshops
October 6

Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

exhibitions
October 6 - Sep 28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 7

Alternating Currents Live: Tandem Trio

readings & workshops
October 7

Writing in the Fold: A Bookmaking & Writing Workshop with Matvei Yankelevich

readings & workshops
October 10

Community Reading: An Evening with the Wednesday Writers

readings & workshops
October 11

Poetry Reading: Tom Pickard and Mike Hauser

readings & workshops
October 12

Alms for the Bored Book Release + Cheap Wine Potluck

readings & workshops
October 14

Poetry Reading: Ken Taylor and J. Peter Moore

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 29 Saturday, April 29
7:00pm, Give What You Can

One of America’s most acclaimed poets, Mark Doty, will give a special reading on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Park East Hotel, 916 State Street, Milwaukee. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for students.

Doty’s appearance is in conjunction with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poet’s (WFOP) annual spring conference, being held at the Park East Hotel Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017. The conference will also feature readings by past and present Wisconsin and Milwaukee poets laureate. Conference attendees will receive free tickets to the Saturday evening reading by Mr. Doty.

Hailed by The Poetry Foundation as one of America’s most accomplished poets, and praised for his elegant, intelligent verse, Mark Doty is the author of a dozen works of poetry and prose, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which received the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His eight books of poetry and four of verse have been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Writers’ Award, and, in the United Kingdom, the T.S. Eliot Prize. 

Mr. Doty has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Mr. Doty is a Distinguished Professor of English at Rutgers University. He also teaches at New York University’s low-residency MFA program.

Founded over 65 years ago, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is an organization devoted to the creation, promotion and enjoyment of poetry throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Mark Doty’s reading and his participation in the WFOP conference are funded in part by The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Wisconsin Writers Association, the Friends of Lorine Niedecker, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, and through a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.) 

This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Partners in the Arts include MIlwaukee LGBT Community Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Wisconsin Humanities Council, Wisconsin Writers Association, and Woodland Pattern Book Center.