• 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 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

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

Submitathon

readings & workshops
November 1

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

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
Oct 19 Saturday, October 19
12:00pm, $50 General | $45 Members of WP or Lynden | $20 Teachers

In this three-hour workshop, writer and longtime arts educator Peter Markus will pull from twenty-five years of teaching creative writing in the public schools of Detroit to offer teachers and teaching artists a variety of methods and model poems to bring back into their own classrooms. Markus believes there is a poet in every child and is visiting Milwaukee to make good on that belief. 

This workshop takes place at Lynden Sculpture Garden - 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Milwaukee, WI 53217 

Language as a Playground tuition:

Peter Markus is the author of Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools, as well as six other books of fiction, among them The Fish and the Not Fish and We Make Mud, both from Dzanc Books. His fiction has appeared in such places as Chicago Review, Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, and BOMB, and his essays on teaching poetry to youth have appeared frequently in Teachers & Writers Magazine. He is the Senior Writer with InsideOut Literary Arts of Detroit and is a special lecturer in Creative Writing at Oakland University.