• 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 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

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
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

Archived readings & workshops
Jul 11 Thursday, July 11
5:00pm, Program + Reception: $80 individual / $150 couple | Program Only: $25 advance

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.