• 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 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

readings & workshops
December 12

Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

readings & workshops
December 13

Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1


special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 24 October 24 - October 24
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

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.