• 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 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
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

performances
September 11

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

exhibitions
September 14

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

performances
September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

performances
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
May 2 Wednesday, May 2
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

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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