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  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
July 18

Reading: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

readings & workshops
July 20

Book Launch: Draw Write Here! Volume III, Issue 1

readings & workshops
July 22

Sunday Summer Story Series!

readings & workshops
July 29

Poetry Reading: Tongo Eisen-Martin

readings & workshops
July 29

Sunday Summer Story Series!

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Featured Upcoming Events

Reading: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

Wednesday, July 18
7:00pm, Give What You Can

RUNS DEEP – 2018 STILL WATERS COLLECTIVE ANTHOLOGY Join us for an evening of poetry creation and appreciation. Celebrate identity with incredible Still Waters Collective poets. Hear pieces from their recently published anthology, Runs Deep.  "The SWC anthology celebrates our community and craft. It is a showcase of poetry and stories inspired by workshops from our various programs including: PENtastic, FoxTales, The Write In, Voltage, and High School Slam League. Enjoy 60 pieces by teens and adults that tell tales of identity, women…

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Book Launch: Draw Write Here! Volume III, Issue 1

Friday, July 20
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Journal Launch Party & Art-Making! Join us for a reading of the newly printed Draw Write Here! Journal! There will be supplies to create your own drawings on the spot and hang them up for display. 

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Sunday Summer Story Series!

Sunday, July 22
2:00pm, No Cost to Participants

Join us for a reading series just for kids! Each class will begin with storytime and be followed by an art activity. Come for one or both activities! Recommended for children ages 6-10. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Led by Education Assistant Carli Jade Fell. This week! The Museum by Susan Verde   July 29: Unplugged by Steve Antony

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Poetry Reading: Tongo Eisen-Martin

Sunday, July 29
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country.  His book of poems titled, Someone's Dead Already was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book Heaven Is All Goodbyes was published by the City…

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Sunday Summer Story Series!

Sunday, July 29
2:00pm, No Cost to Participants

Join us for a reading series just for kids! Each class will begin with storytime and be followed by an art activity. Come for one or both activities! Recommended for children ages 6-10. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Led by Education Assistant Carli Jade Fell. This week! Unplugged by Steve Antony ​​​​​​​

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Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

July 30 - August 10
6:00pm, STORE CLOSED

We will be closed for our annual inventory. We will re-open on Saturday, August 11th! Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

Tuesday, August 14
6:30pm, Open to the public!

Featuring Su Cho, Rebecca Dunham, Matt Cook, and Mikey Swanberg Bring your chairs, blankets, pets, snacks, beverages and friends to join us for a free, family-friendly night of beautiful Wisconsin poetry at Juneau Park! More details to come.

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Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Thursday, August 16
7:00pm, $6

Details coming soon...

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Featured Upcoming Events


readings & workshops
Jul 18 Wednesday, July 18
7:00pm, Give What You Can
Reading: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

RUNS DEEP – 2018 STILL WATERS COLLECTIVE ANTHOLOGY Join us for an evening of poetry creation and appreciation. Celebrate identity with…

Read More

readings & workshops
Jul 20 Friday, July 20
7:00pm, Give What You Can
Book Launch: Draw Write Here! Volume III, Issue 1

Journal Launch Party & Art-Making! Join us for a reading of the newly printed Draw Write Here! Journal! There will be…

Read More

readings & workshops
Jul 22 Sunday, July 22
2:00pm, No Cost to Participants
Sunday Summer Story Series!

Join us for a reading series just for kids! Each class will begin with storytime and be followed by an…

Read More

readings & workshops
Jul 29 Sunday, July 29
7:00pm, Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Tongo Eisen-Martin

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial…

Read More

readings & workshops
Jul 29 Sunday, July 29
2:00pm, No Cost to Participants
Sunday Summer Story Series!

Join us for a reading series just for kids! Each class will begin with storytime and be followed by an…

Read More

Jul 30 July 30 - August 10
6:00pm, STORE CLOSED
Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

We will be closed for our annual inventory. We will re-open on Saturday, August 11th! Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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readings & workshops
Aug 14 Tuesday, August 14
6:30pm, Open to the public!
Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

Featuring Su Cho, Rebecca Dunham, Matt Cook, and Mikey Swanberg Bring your chairs, blankets, pets, snacks, beverages and friends to join…

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performances
Aug 16 Thursday, August 16
7:00pm, $6
Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Details coming soon...

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New Arrivals

Small Press Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing Anthology
  from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
  Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
  The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
  Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger
  So What Franklin K.R. Cline


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Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing by Anthology

Small Press

Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing is a poetry chapbook anthology project to honor all who participated in Milwaukee's 1967-68 open housing marches and to envision and help build the inclusive community we need. Inclusive of a range of poets and poetic styles, the chapbook serves as a metaphor for the inclusive neighborhoods we value and seek to build.

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