• 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

October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

November 28


readings & workshops
December 4

Readings from Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools

readings & workshops
December 5

Poetry Reading: Bryon Cherry, Sam Pekarske, Bethany Price, and Kelly Sexton

film & video
December 6

aCinema presents Nervous Translation

December 8 - Jan 26

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


Archived readings & workshops
Jan 5 Saturday, January 5

Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe connects literature, indigenous knowledge, Native histories, and expressive cultures in her work. Her interests include Native and indigenous literatures, performance studies, film, and indigeneity.

She is the author of Shell Shaker (Aunt Lute Books, 2001), Evidence of Red (Salt Publishing, 2005), Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story (Aunt Lute Books 2007), and Choctalking on Other Realities (Aunt Lute Books, 2013). Her forthcoming novel Savage Conversations (Coffee House Press, 2019) concerns Mary Todd Lincoln and the Savage Indian she said tortured her nightly during her confinement in an insane asylum at Batavia, Illinois in 1875. 

Other recent publications include "On Lubnaan With Paula Gunn Allen" in Weaving the Legacy: Remembering Paula Gunn Allen (West End Press, 2017); "Gatorland" in Bullets Into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (Beacon Press, 2017); and "Imagine There's No Cowboy: It's Easy If You Try" in Branding the American West (University of Oklahoma Press, 2016). With Harvey Markowitz and Denise K. Cummings, Howe co-edited Seeing Red—Hollywood's Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film (Michigan State University Press, 2013). She is currently at work on a new film documentary Searching for Sequoyah about the life and disappearance of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee syllabary in 1841. 

Howe has been the recipient of numerous awards including a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, and a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar award to Jordan. In 2015, she received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association and in 2014 the Modern Languages Association inaugural prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for Choctalking on Other Realities. She has lectured nationally and internationally and is currently the Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia.

This program has been funded by: