• 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

readings & workshops
July 3 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

readings & workshops
December 12

Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

readings & workshops
December 13

Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1


special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

Archived readings & workshops
Sep 20 Friday, September 20
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

John Sierpinski is the author of Sucker Hole (Cholla Needles Press,  2018). His poetry has appeared in River and South Review, Indlandia Journal, Red Coyote, Mojave River Press and Review, Nebo, California Quarterly, Stoneboat Literary Journal, as well as many other literary magazines and journals. His work is also in six anthologies. He is a Pushcart nominee. He lives in Yucca Valley, California.

Sylvia Cavanaugh teaches high school cultural studies and has advised breakdancers and poets. She and her students are actively involved in the Sheboygan chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in various periodicals and anthologies and she is a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual and English language editor for Poetry Hall. She has published three chapbooks and serves on the board of the Council for Wisconsin Writers.

Ed Werstein, Milwaukee, WI, is a regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. He was nearly 60 years old when his muse awoke and dragged herself out of bed. He advocates for peace and against corporate power. His poems have appeared in over 50 different journals including Rosebud, Blue Collar Review, Stoneboat, and Red Cedar, as well as several anthologies. In 2018 he received the Council of Wisconsin Writers Lorine Niedecker award. His book, A Tar Pit To Dye In, is available from Kelsay Books. His new chapbook, Benediction and Baseball, was published by Fireweed Press.