• 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 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 23 Wednesday, October 23
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Acclaimed Wisconsin-based author Kathie Giorgio will read from her latest novel, If You Tame Me (Black Rose Writing, 2019) 

Kathie Giorgio is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, The Home For Wayward Clocks (2011), Learning To Tell A (Life) Time (2013), Rise From The River (2015), In Grace’s Time (2017), and her latest If You Tame Me (September 2019), as well as two short story collections, Enlarged Hearts (2012) and Oddities & Endings: The Collected Stories Of Kathie Giorgio (2016), a collection of essays, Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News: A Year Of Spontaneous Essays (2018), and two poetry chapbooks, True Light Falls In Many Forms (2016) and When You Finally Said No (2019). Giorgio’s short stories and poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her short story "Snapdragon" was performed on stage for the Stories on Stage series at the Su Teatro Theatre in Boulder, Colorado. She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Write Well Award, the Million Writer Award, and the Best of the Net Anthology.  Her debut novel The Home For Wayward Clocks won the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her novel In Grace’s Time was runner-up for in fiction for the 2017 Maxy Award and the second place winner of the 2017 Silver Pen Award for Literary Excellence. Giorgio is the director and founder of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop. She lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin with her husband, mystery writer Michael Giorgio, and her 18-year old daughter, Olivia, a neurotic dog named after Ursula LeGuin, a fat cat named Edgar Allen Paw, and a tiny cat named Muse.


Praise for If You Tame Me:

“Giorgio’s love of language shines in this poignant and thoughtful examination of the nature of relationships, the universal need for companionship, and the meaning of feminism in today’s world.” – Sublime Book Review

“Kathie Giorgio’s novel is filled with smart and witty fiction. It is a soulful, edgy story about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart. " – Jimmy Martin, author of The Sam Cloudstone Series

If You Tame Me is funny, but never fluffy, and always full of heart.” – Carrie Newberry, author of Pick Your Teeth With My Bones