• 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 performances
May 17 Thursday, May 17
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

Set 1 Mark Mantel

Composer Mark Mantel will perform his work, A Parting/A Joining (the recollection of A Parting) for percussion, wind instruments and spoken word.  The text is a six part poem, recited live as such, surrounded by improvised music on 4 percussion stations with various wind instruments.

Set 2 Moss/Reinholz/Clark

Tally Moss (voice), Patrick Reinholz (cello) and Barry Paul Clark (double bass) first performed in a trio iteration at the 5 year anniversary of the monthly improvised music event Unrehearsed MKE in February 2018, where the round robin style format of that event found the three musicians sharing the stage during the long form improvisation performance.

Tally Moss (BFA 2017, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is a composer, vocalist+, and improviser. She creates meaningful juxtapositions of vocal techniques, and often further explores timbre through the use of electronics. Her work strives to create connection and community through sonic means.

Patrick Reinholz (B.M. 2010 University of Wisconsin - Madison) is an active cellist, improvisor, composer, arranger, and educator. A frequent member of one-off musical events, he is also a consistent member of Tontine Ensemble, Strangelander, Lovely Socialite, and Lady Cannon. His recorded cello can also be heard on releases for artists such as Field Report, Anna Vogelzang, and others.

Barry Paul Clark (BM 2009, Mannes College of Music - New School University, NYC) is a classically trained bassist, composer, improviser and educator. Section bassist in Festival City Symphony, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, and Wisconsin Philharmonic and has been a featured artist with Florentine Opera. He teaches privately at West End Conservatory, as support staff for the Hartford Union High School orchestra, and adjunct faculty at Cardinal Stritch University. He co-curates the monthly improvised music series Unrehearsed MKE. He is a member of Tontine Ensemble, Argopelter, Lady Cannon, adoptahighway and Field Report (Verve Forecast- Universal Music Group)