• 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 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

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.