• 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
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

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 + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

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

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Xav Leplae

Xav Leplae is a video-artist, image-maker, performance artist, and proprietor of Riverwest Film & Video. He has directed numerous films including the Sundance short, "I'm Bobby," —a Romeo and Juliet film recreated in Bollywood style by street children, child laborers, and school kids. Before that, he co-directed the narrative feature film, The Foreigners. Since 2011 he has been the progenitor & one of the facilitators of Riverwest Radio, a free, live-streaming radio station in Milwaukee, WI. It is a living, breathing, community-run installation, in the storefront window.

Selected Poems

Night Club Poem

poem cont'
I'm done being
insecure.
I should always
write in clubs!
The candle flickers.
The hat lays
on and on and on
The hat snickers

A good thing
has a direction
> tonight's DJ is
[deleted]
Let's turn off the
albums and all get

Light and dark
splashes of

> Splashes of
green.
Do I think for
meself or is
I a copycat?
Neons purr.
Little alley-
ways in sunny coastal
villages.