• 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
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
August 12 -23

CLOSED for inventory

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 24 October 24 - October 24
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

In this workshop, participants will experiment with folding paper by learning a single-sheet folded book technique. Then, through a writing exercise that responds to the folded book structure, we will create source material from which to draw for a short collaborative poem. Printing this poem as a limited edition broadside, participants will learn typesetting and other letterpress basics.


Workshop will take place at

Team Nerd Letterpress

830 S. 5th Street


No previous letterpress experience is necessary.

Space is limited, so please register online, or call 414-263-5001.


Workshop Registration




Matvei Yankelevich with Afaa Michael Weaver & Laynie Browne

Friday, October 23 at 7 pm


Admission: $8 general | $7 students & seniors | $6 WPBC members; FREE for participants in this workshop! 


Matvei Yankelevich is the author of the poetry collection Alpha Donut, and a novella in fragments, Boris by the Sea. A long poem, Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt, will be released in Fall 2015, from Black Square Editions. He is the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms, and co-translator of the National Translation Award-winning An Invitation for Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He edits the Eastern European Poets Series for Ugly Duckling Presse, and teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts, Queens College, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.


N. Adam Beadel began carving & printing linoleum blocks in 2006 in Seattle, WA while volunteering at the Richard Hugo House. In 2010, he accepted an internship at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville, TN to study letterpress under Kevin Bradley. In 2011, he moved to Milwaukee and in 2012 he began to collect the equipment he need for his print shop.   


Beadel owns and operates Team Nerd Letterpress, a boutique print shop in the Historic Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. He makes custom posters and cards exclusively from wood & lead type and hand-carved linoleum blocks. Beadel has shown his prints in London, UK, Washington State, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and on refrigerators the world over.