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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
September 12 - Oct 3

Exhibition: Diana Barrie and Pamela Barrie

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi

readings & workshops
October 3

Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman

readings & workshops
October 6

Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

exhibitions
October 6 - Sep 28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 7

Alternating Currents Live: Tandem Trio

readings & workshops
October 7

Writing in the Fold: A Bookmaking & Writing Workshop with Matvei Yankelevich

readings & workshops
October 10

Community Reading: An Evening with the Wednesday Writers

readings & workshops
October 11

Poetry Reading: Tom Pickard and Mike Hauser

readings & workshops
October 12

Alms for the Bored Book Release + Cheap Wine Potluck

readings & workshops
October 14

Poetry Reading: Ken Taylor and J. Peter Moore

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 16 Friday, October 16
7:00pm, Give What You Can

UW-Milwaukee English Department Creative Writing Program with UWM Women’s and Gender Studies & Woodland Pattern Book Center present a publishing talk between Carmen Giménez Smith & David Wilk.

 

Giménez Smith will discuss her experiences as editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press. The discussion will be recorded as part of David Wilk’s podcast at WritersCast, which has featured interviews with over 250 writers and publishing professionals since its inception in 2010.

 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

 

Carmen Giménez Smith will give a reading at UW-Milwaukee’s Edith S. Hefter Conference Center on

Thursday, October 15, 7 pm

 

David Wilk will give a reading at Woodland Pattern with Patrick Morrissey & Lisa Fishman on

Sunday, October 18, 2 pm

 


Carmen Giménez Smith earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. is the author of the poetry chapbook Casanova Variations (2009), the full-length collection Odalisque in Pieces (2009), and the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (2010). Her most recent book, Milk and Filth (2013), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Giménez Smith is the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press. She teaches at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

 

David Wilk has participated in almost every aspect of publishing and book distribution in both print and digital environments. He is currently publisher for pop culture startup Frederator Books as well as the independent Prospecta Press, and provides strategic and practical publishing services to authors, publishers, media companies and nonprofits. Wilk was Literature Program Director at the National Endowment for the Arts 1979-81, an active participant in the Poetry in the Schools program, editor of the influential literary journal Truck and founder of Truck Press. Wilk has taught classes and workshops and given talks at NYU, SUNY, Yale and other venues. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Place in New York City.