• 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 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

exhibitions
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

performances
December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1

CLOSED

special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

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.