• 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
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived film & video
Feb 8 Sunday, February 8
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

 

In preparation for the two-time Grammy winning production of Elmer Gantry, the Florentine Opera is partnering with Woodland Pattern Book Center and UW-Milwaukee Department of Film for a FREE screening of the 1960’s film ELMER GANTRY on Sunday, February 8th at 2:00PM in the Florentine Opera Center. The Academy Award winning film, starring Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones, directed by Richard Brooks, tells the story of a fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner who convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.

 

Post screening talk-back with Gregory Jay, UWM Professor of English. Refreshments will be provided.