• 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

October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

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


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

November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28


Archived readings & workshops
May 2 Wednesday, May 2

Rena Priest is a poet and concerned citizen. Her first book, Patriarchy Blues, was released on MoonPath Press in May of 2017. She is presently working on a new collection of poems and a novel. Her work has appeared in the anthologies, Nine Lives Later, and Noisy Waters, as well as in literary journals and mixed media exhibits. She has been a featured reader in the Distinguished Writers Series in Tacoma, and the Perfect Sense reading series in New York City, as well as at social and environmental justice events such as Writer’s Resist, and Kwel’ Hoy: We draw the line! She is a Lummi tribal member and holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

Denise Low, former Kansas Poet Laureate, is award-winning author of 30 books of prose and poetry. She blogs, reviews, and co-publishes Mammoth Publications, which specializes in Indigenous American authors. American Book Review wrote of her Jackalope (Red Mountain Press 2016), short stories: “an engaging and humorous read, one that reveals a great deal about the parallel, contemporary Native America that exists and thrives in ways largely invisible to many other Americans.” Recent poetry books are A Casino Bestiary (Spartan Press) and Mélange Block, poetry based on geologic structures and mixed-blood experiences (Red Mountain Press  2014). Low is author of over 25 books. She posts commentary about  poets and writers on her blog. Members of the Associated Writers and Writing Programs elected her to the national board in 2008-13, and she served as president of the AWP board 2011-2012. The Poetry Foundation selected samples of her work for its site, where she is listed among Native American poets.

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