• 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

October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

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


readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

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

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28


Archived readings & workshops
Sep 20 Friday, September 20
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

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.