• 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

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


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

November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28


Archived readings & workshops
Jun 2 Sunday, June 2

Poetry Is the Question 

3-Day Workshop with Emily Kendal Frey, Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In Residence

Lynden Sculpture Garden 5/31–6/2

According to the writer Audre Lorde, “poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.” As such, poetry can be deeply healing not only in the way it names, but in the way it leads us to clarify our questions. In this workshop, participants will consider poems as questions, and listen for the questions each poem is asking. Writers will engage with words that please, delight, wail, and suffer, and perform poetry exercises that help them land in a place of masterful confusion. 

Emily Kendal Frey lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations. Her first full-length collection, The Grief Performance, won the Norma Farber First Book Award from The Poetry Society of America in 2012. Her second collection, Sorrow Arrow, won the Oregon Book Award in 2015. She is a practicing therapist.

Meeting times (at Lynden): Friday 5/31, 6-7:30 pm | Saturday 12-3 pm | Sunday 12-3 pm

Student reading (with Emily Kendal Frey): Sunday 7 pm at Woodland Pattern


$180 for members of WPBC or Lynden | $200 for non-members

The workshop is available to teachers at the reduced price of $50. Teachers should register through the Lynden Sculpture Garden’s teacher portal: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/education/teachers#portal 

Needs-based full tuition waivers are also available. To apply, please send an email (with “Poetry Workshop” in the subject line) explaining your need to Polly Morris, Lynden Sculpture Garden Executive Director, at pmorris@lyndensculpturegarden.org.


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