• 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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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

film & video
February 7

aCinema Screening:  Aerial Conduits

readings & workshops
February 15

Poetry Reading + Book Launch: Angela Voras-Hills

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elisa Foerster

Featured Upcoming Events

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

April 6 - June 27
12:15pm, $Give What You Can

Every other Saturday | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Saturday, December 7 Saturday, December 14 Saturday, January 4 Saturday, January 18 Readshops led by Karl Gartung: Participants will dive into foundational works from the 20th century, beginning with works by “Objectivist" poets such as Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, Basil Bunting, and Lorine Niedecker. We will be reading the poetry aloud and discussing it as questions arise, on the spot, as deeply as needed. The only prerequisite is curiosity.…

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Dhamma MKE

July 3 - June 30
11:00am, $Give What You Can

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle in the gallery led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch Wednesdays | 11-12 PM Dhamma MKE is a breath-based meditation circle established to cultivate awareness in ourselves, our community, and beyond. Sessions will consist of two twenty-minute sitting sessions, a short walking meditation, and a brief reading for contemplation/inspiration. All are welcome. Please bring your own cushion and/or blanket. Chairs will be available for those who request them. Led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch. Follow them on…

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Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

October 22 - June 24
6:00pm, $Give What You Can

WELCOME HOME! We invite all veterans to join us for this new writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour sessions will be a time of conversation and writing poems, songs, short stories, or that novel you always wanted to try. Even if you’ve never tried to write, come along for the fun! We’ll have plenty of mud (coffee) too. This group will be led by Bob koshin Hanson, USN, reserves. Hanson is a Vietnam-era vet, and a writer and…

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Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

February 2 - February 23
1:00pm, $100 General | $90 Member

In times of upheaval, some people might doubt the importance of writing poetry. In her book Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2017), Jane Hirshfield responds to that doubt, powerfully demonstrating some of the ways in which poems can indeed transform the world. A workshop for both readers and writers, this four-session course will offer guidance to those who want to learn how to read poetry more deeply as well as to those seeking strategies for generating or revising…

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aCinema Screening: Aerial Conduits

Friday, February 7
7:00pm, $5 Suggested Donation

aCinema presents: // Aerial Conduits // TRT 50MIN Staying With the Trouble, 2018 Alyona Larionova, HD Video and CGI, 14:05 A hybrid documentary film that follows a Kazakh berkutchi (eagle-hunter) on his journey to tame his wild eagle, Sadak. The film draws upon the unique bond between the hunter and his eagle to provide a meditation on power relations in a world dealing with security crisis and accelerating hyperconnectivity. Oscillating between states of control and submission, berkutchi, Sadak, a judoist, and a border control officer, offer…

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Poetry Reading + Book Launch: Angela Voras-Hills

Saturday, February 15
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Angela Voras-Hills, celebrating the release of Louder Birds (Pleiades Press, 2019), with Peter Burzynski, Rebecca Dunham, and Susan Firer. Angela Voras-Hills’ first book, Louder Birds (Pleiades Press, 2020), was chosen by Traci Brimhall for the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Hayden's Ferry Review, Memorious, and New Ohio Review, among other journals and anthologies. She has received grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and Key West Literary Seminar, as well as a…

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Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

Thursday, February 20
7:00pm, $6

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI. Set 1: Flutter Christine Ingaldson is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, and philosopher based in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Flutter speaks her truth in dark, mysterious, glitchy tones. Set 2: Sea Heikes  I am seah Obsessed with water This body a vessel of the hydrosphere Dinosaur piss runs through our veins seah works in entanglements of flesh, tech, and water “like water” ... Using new video/audio recordings taken over the winter, seah…

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Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elisa Foerster

Wednesday, February 26
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Jennifer Elise Foerster received her PhD in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver and her MFA from the Vermont College of the Fine Arts, and is an alumna of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Jennifer teaches in the IAIA Low Residency MFA Creative Writing…

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Featured Upcoming Events


readings & workshops
Apr 6 April 6 - June 27
12:15pm, $Give What You Can
Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

Every other Saturday | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Saturday, December 7 Saturday, December 14 Saturday, January 4 Saturday,…

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readings & workshops
Jul 3 July 3 - June 30
11:00am, $Give What You Can
Dhamma MKE

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle in the gallery led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch Wednesdays | 11-12 PM Dhamma MKE is a…

Read More

readings & workshops
Oct 22 October 22 - June 24
6:00pm, $Give What You Can
Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

WELCOME HOME! We invite all veterans to join us for this new writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour…

Read More

readings & workshops
Feb 2 February 2 - February 23
1:00pm, $100 General | $90 Member
Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

In times of upheaval, some people might doubt the importance of writing poetry. In her book Ten Windows: How Great Poems…

Read More

film & video
Feb 7 Friday, February 7
7:00pm, $5 Suggested Donation
aCinema Screening: Aerial Conduits

aCinema presents: // Aerial Conduits // TRT 50MIN Staying With the Trouble, 2018 Alyona Larionova, HD Video and CGI, 14:05 A hybrid documentary film that follows…

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readings & workshops
Feb 15 Saturday, February 15
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Poetry Reading + Book Launch: Angela Voras-Hills

Angela Voras-Hills, celebrating the release of Louder Birds (Pleiades Press, 2019), with Peter Burzynski, Rebecca Dunham, and Susan Firer. Angela Voras-Hills’…

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performances
Feb 20 Thursday, February 20
7:00pm, $6
Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI. Set 1:…

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readings & workshops
Feb 26 Wednesday, February 26
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elisa Foerster

Jennifer Elise Foerster received her PhD in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver and her MFA from…

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New Arrivals

Small Press Lorine Niedecker in Spain Natalia Carbajosa
  bruise bullet flower Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
  Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
  The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
  Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger


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bruise bullet flower by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Small Press

bruise bullet flower documents the strength, vulnerability, and beauty of black, brown, and mostly queer-identified individuals living under the daily threat of gun violence in the United States.

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