• 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 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

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

Submitathon

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

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 9 Tuesday, April 9
11:00am,

A lifetime of long workdays, exploring other interests, getting lost without workshops, raising children, or just falling out of love with it—whatever, everybody who stops writing has a reason. Life happens. It gets in the way and some things get put on the back burner.

A mix of guided prompts, workshopping, exploring new forms, and discussing how to fit writing into everyday life, this six-session course is for people who have stopped writing for one reason or another. Poets, fiction writers, casual scribblers, and even soulless copywriters (one of which happens to lead the class) are welcome.

Instructor: Sam Pekarske

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Purchase full workshop ticket or stop in day of for Drop-ins $20 ($18 Members)

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At some point, Sam Pekarske gave up. She spent five years writing nothing but work emails, verbose text messages, and the occasional calendar invite. After hosting The 2011 Revival Show, featuring a group of poets from her undergrad class, she fell back into poetry with a vengeance. At this time she is the curator of three reading series—Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Milwaukee, Short Shots, and cross / pollinate—and the author of the collection Alms for the Bored (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2018). Overall, Sam is an authority on giving up on things she loves and she looks forward to quitting crocheting, which doesn’t seem to be going well.