• 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

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived special events
Sep 29 Tuesday, September 29
11:00am,

Freadom: Celebrating Our Right to Read! Join the ACLU of Wisconsin, Public House Queer Tuesdays, and Woodland Pattern Book Center to recognize Banned Books Week!


We'll be reading from Banned Books at the Riverwest Public House, listening to live spoken word from Milwaukee area creatives, playing a wicked game of QueerTuesdayTrivia, & enjoying great music, friends, and fun.

Wanna dress up as your favorite banned book character? Go for it! (keep it classy friends, this is a family friendly program) 

As if that weren't enough to get geeked about, we're very excited to unveil the "censorship-themed" drink special on the menu this year!

 

You can also find out about Banned Books Week events happening around the country at www.bannedbooksweek.org/events. If you have an event happening in your Wisconsin community, please submit the information to the national website and we will mention it with other media coverage of the week.

Join the discussion about banned books in Wisconsin on the "I Read Banned Books - Wisconsin" Facebook group.


Thanks to event partners and sponsors: Public House, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Art Night Books and Lost World of Wonders, Milwaukee's largest (and Emilio's fave) comic book store. 

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, contact us at liberty@aclu-wi.org.