• 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
readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

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 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

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 30 Saturday, September 30
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

100 Thousand Poets for Change is global movement of poets, musicians and artists around the world who organize poetry readings, music and dance performances focused on issues of peace, justice, and sustainability. 

Join us on Saturday, September 30th at 7 PM for a FREE reading by poets from Milwaukee and environs who share in the vision of this global movement and recognize poetry’s potential as a force for change. 


There will be a brief open mic before an extended bill of featured poets. Open mic readers should plan to share one poem/brief piece of writing with a focus on social justice, peace, and sustainability.


NOTE: open mic slots will be limited, so please arrive early to sign up!


doors/open mic sign up: 6:30 PM
reading: 7 PM

featured poets include: 
Brenda Cárdenas
Roberto Harrison
Dasha Kelly
Soham Patel
Margaret Rozga
Amanda Ngoho Reavey
Angie Trudell Vasquez
Lisa Vihos