• 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
March 6 - Jun 12

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
April 23

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

performances
April 26

Cross / Pollinate: Ruth B8r, L Allen, Apollo Vermouth, J Janzer

readings & workshops
April 27

Reading: Dara Wier

performances
May 5

Performance: The Bridge #2.1

readings & workshops
May 7

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

performances
May 26

Alternating Currents Live presents: Urs Leimgruber - Jim Baker Duo

Archived readings & workshops
Jan 23 Wednesday, January 23
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Due to snowy weather, we have rescheduled this workshop for Wednesday 1/23 from 6-8 PM. 


Time to train for the Marathon! Open to all Poetry Marathon readers, this afternoon workshop will offer tips for improving delivery and self-confidence while performing your work aloud in front of an audience.

Attendees! Franklin and Sam ask that you come prepared with a few pieces of your own writing as well as a collection of poetry that you particularly enjoy.

And remember, this workshop is open to anybody who is interested in honing their performance skills, including those who are not participating in the poetry marathon. See you Saturday!

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Instructors: Franklin K. R. Cline & Sam Pekarske

Franklin K.R. Cline is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, a PhD candidate in English—Creative Writing at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, a member of Woodland Pattern Book Center's Board of Directors, and the book reviews and interviews editor of cream city review. His first book, So What, was released by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press in 2017. 

Sam Pekarske was born / razed in Milwaukee and won’t shut up about it. Tends to a small graveyard of musical instruments and runs a few reading series on the side. Wrote Alms for the Bored (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2018) and knows a lot about ramps. No MFA, no PhD, no gods, no masters, xoxo.