• 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

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived film & video
Apr 14 Friday, April 14
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

 

Join us for a screening to say farewell to Kweerblam! - A Queer Zine Art Show, which closes on Sunday, April 16.

 

This screening will feature films and videos by REB of a political, spiritual, sexual, and personal nature. Much of the work was originally shot on super-8 film. The film program will run approx 45 mins.

 

Subversive adult content.

 

With the Queer Zine Archive Project in partnership with Milwaukee LGBT Film / Video Festival 


Journalist and activist REB (Richard E. Bump) is creator of the Rhode Island-based zine and zine-distro Fanorama (also known as Fanorama Society and Fanorama Cabal), dubbed "the Grandaddy of Queerzines." First published in 1992, Fanorama emerged as part of the queercore movement. Initially a punk-edged collage of gay porn and commentary, REB soon added a strong anti-assimilationist political voice to the mix, and began to generate controversy, particularly as Fanorama addressed racism and sexism in the gay mainstream establishment. Over the course of its publication, Fanorama ran interviews and photo essays with such queer counterculture heroes as comic book artist Robert Kirby, punk rockers Pansy Division, filmmaker and zine editor Scott Treleaven, and Tommy Ace of the controversial AIDS humor zine, Diseased Pariah News.

 

The film division of Fanorama has included REB's documentary Queer Rage (chronicling events leading up to and coming out of a riot at the RI State House) and art films Nocturne In E Flat, Jerk Off '94, Waltz of the Flowers, and 13 Boys. Shot mostly on Super-8 film or video, they have been screened at queer indie film festivals across the United States and Canada.

 

In October 2008, Fanorama was featured in a comprehensive retrospective of queer zines at The NY Art Book Fair held at Phillips de Pury & Company. REB is currently working on an anniversary issue of Fanorama featuring original photography.

 


 

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