• 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
Dec 5 Thursday, December 5
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Join us for a reading with Bryon Cherry, Sam Pekarske, Bethany Price, and Kelly Sexton!

We’re celebrating Bryon’s new poetry collections: Funeral Journey (The Quail Press) and Ruins, Ruminations, and Rituals (Anarcho Welfare), both published earlier this year.

Bryon Cherry is a poet, musician and shaman. Bryon Cherry exists outside of time so he can precipitate often broken reflections. Bryon Cherry has been published in Return to the Place of the Gathering Waters published by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. Bryon Cherry is the author of a chapbook Funeral Journey (The Quail Press) and a full-length Ruins, Ruminations, and Rituals (Anarcho Welfare) both published in 2019. Bryon Cherry dwells in Milwaukee, WI. 

Sam Pekarske was born / razed in Milwaukee and won’t shut up about it. Tends to a small graveyard of musical instruments and pours booze in cups and runs a few reading series on the side. Wrote Alms for the Bored (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2018) and knows a lot about office furniture. No MFA, no PhD, no gods, no masters, xoxo.   

Bethany Price is a poet, stylist and creative director based in Milwaukee. Her published works are all I wanna do through pity milk press, Terror through Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, and most recently, Unicorn, Burning through Peapeachu Press. She curates a fashion photography series called Plush Decay, and she is a member of the collective Truu Art. Her narration work and poetry has been featured in the short films of Elena Velez and Martin Kaszubowski.

Kelly Sexton is a graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University (Boulder, CO) and the owner of The Quail Press. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Anarcho Welfare Press out of Madison, WI. Sexton has two books, Vodka-Mountain and dmptftbihwib, available on Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. She is the former poetry editor for Bombay Gin and has been published in Species, Tendril, Touchstone, and other journals and zines.