• 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
Apr 6 April 6 - September 28
12:15pm, $Give What You Can
Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

Every other Saturday | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Saturday, July 13 Saturday, July 27 Saturday, August 10 Saturday, August…

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readings & workshops
Jul 3 July 3 - September 25
11:00am, $Give What You Can
Dhamma MKE

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle in the gallery led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch Wednesdays | 11-12 PM Dhamma MKE is a…

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readings & workshops
Sep 22 September 22 - October 13
3:00pm, $100 General | $90 Member
Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

A four-session, generative writing workshop focused on character-building and conflict-generation exercises. Through guided writing exercises, group sharing and commenting, and…

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readings & workshops
Sep 26 Thursday, September 26
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

Jake Skeets, author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers (Milkweed, 2019), and writer and editor Manny Loley.  Jake…

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readings & workshops
Sep 26 Thursday, September 26
12:30pm, Free and open to the public
OFF-SITE: Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets at Special Collections at UWM Libraries Charles…

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readings & workshops
Oct 2 Wednesday, October 2
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

Alan Bernheimer’s latest collection of poetry is From Nature (Cuneiform Press, 2019). Recent work has appeared at Across the Margin…

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readings & workshops
Oct 16 Wednesday, October 16
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

Timothy Donnelly is the author of The Problem of the Many, which will be published in October by Wave Books.…

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

In this three-hour workshop, writer and longtime arts educator Peter Markus will pull from twenty-five years of teaching creative writing…

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readings & workshops
Oct 20 Sunday, October 20
2:00pm, $Give What You Can
Reading: Peter Markus

Peter Markus is the author of Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools, as well as six other…

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readings & workshops
Oct 22 October 22 - December 31
6:00pm, $Give What You Can
Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

WELCOME HOME! We invite all veterans to join us for this new writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour…

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readings & workshops
Oct 23 Wednesday, October 23
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

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

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readings & workshops
Oct 24 Thursday, October 24
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Urban Echo Poets

Open Mic: The Urban Echo Poets observe and experience nature, then express these observations in poetry and essay. This reading…

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readings & workshops
Oct 27 Sunday, October 27
1:00pm, $Give What You Can
Submitathon

Submitathon with writers and editors Su Cho, Paige Towers, and Angela Voras-Hills: Whether you’re trying to publish your first piece…

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readings & workshops
Nov 1 Friday, November 1
7:00pm, $Give What You Can
Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

Trisha Low is a poet and performer living in the East Bay. She is the author of The Compleat Purge…

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readings & workshops
Nov 10 November 10 - December 8
3:00pm, $100 General | $90 Member
Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

In this four-session workshop, we’ll focus on creating tension and surprise in poetry by exploring contemporary poems that shift focus,…

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