• 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
May 2 Wednesday, May 2
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

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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