• 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
March 6 - Jun 12

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
May 9 - Jun 12

There Again, the Disappearance: Maria Gaspar, Vaughan Larsen, Valaria Tatera 

performances
May 26

Alternating Currents Live presents: Urs Leimgruber - Jim Baker Duo

readings & workshops
May 26

Workshop: Papermaking with George Jones - Session 2

readings & workshops
May 31

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 1

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 2

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 6

Poetry Reading: Kathie Giorgio, Cristina M. R. Norcross, Lisa Marie Brodsky

performances
June 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived readings & workshops
Mar 26 Tuesday, March 26
6:00pm, Tuition: $100 (Members $90) | Drop-ins $20 ($18 Members)

A lifetime of long workdays, exploring other interests, getting lost without workshops, raising children, or just falling out of love with it—whatever, everybody who stops writing has a reason. Life happens. It gets in the way and some things get put on the back burner.

A mix of guided prompts, workshopping, exploring new forms, and discussing how to fit writing into everyday life, this six-session course is for people who have stopped writing for one reason or another. Poets, fiction writers, casual scribblers, and even soulless copywriters (one of which happens to lead the class) are welcome.

Instructor: Sam Pekarske

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Purchase full workshop ticket or stop in day of for Drop-ins $20 ($18 Members)

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At some point, Sam Pekarske gave up. She spent five years writing nothing but work emails, verbose text messages, and the occasional calendar invite. After hosting The 2011 Revival Show, featuring a group of poets from her undergrad class, she fell back into poetry with a vengeance. At this time she is the curator of three reading series—Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Milwaukee, Short Shots, and cross / pollinate—and the author of the collection Alms for the Bored (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2018). Overall, Sam is an authority on giving up on things she loves and she looks forward to quitting crocheting, which doesn’t seem to be going well.