• 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

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived readings & workshops
Jul 11 Thursday, July 11
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Larry Watson, author of As Good As Gone (Algonquin Books, 2016), and RS Deeren, both reading from the anthology Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (Penguin Random House, 2017)

Larry Watson is the author of eleven books, among them the novels Montana 1948, Orchard, Let Him Go, and As Good As Gone. Algonquin Books will publish his next novel, The Lives of Edie Pritchard, in 2020. His fiction has been published in more than a dozen foreign editions and has received prizes and awards from Friends of American Writers, Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association, New York Public Library, Critics’ Choice, and elsewhere. Watson has also published stories, poems, and essays in Gettysburg Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, New England Review, North American Review, and in other literary magazines and anthologies.

RS Deeren is a PhD student at UW-Milwaukee where he is also an Advanced Opportunity Program Fellow. He writes about odd jobs that helped pay his bills. His work is in Rosebud Magazine, Joyland Fiction, Midwestern Gothic, The Great Lakes Review, and elsewhere. He’s a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Creative Writing Fellow and a MFA recipient from Columbia College Chicago. Before moving to the west side of Lake Michigan, he worked as a line cook, landscaper, lumberjack, and bank teller in rural Michigan.