• 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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exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

readings & workshops
January 22

Voicing the Text: Experiments in Performative Poetics

readings & workshops
January 24

Voicing the Text: Experiments in Performative Poetics

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

film & video
February 1

Screening: aCinema featuring works by Pixie Cram

readings & workshops
February 3

Writing Life Stories: A Memoir Workshop

readings & workshops
February 6

Poetry Reading: Beatrice Szymkowiak, Leila Chatti, and Angie Trudell Vasquez

readings & workshops
February 10

Writing Life Stories: A Memoir Workshop

readings & workshops
February 12

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
February 17

Writing Life Stories: A Memoir Workshop

readings & workshops
February 24

Writing Life Stories: A Memoir Workshop

readings & workshops
February 26

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
March 12

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
March 26

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
April 9

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
April 23

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
Mar 26 Tuesday, March 26
6:00pm, Tuition: $100 (Members $90) | Drop-ins $20 ($18 Members)

A lifetime of long workdays, exploring other interests, getting lost without workshops, raising children, or just falling out of love with it—whatever, everybody who stops writing has a reason. Life happens. It gets in the way and some things get put on the back burner.

A mix of guided prompts, workshopping, exploring new forms, and discussing how to fit writing into everyday life, this six-session course is for people who have stopped writing for one reason or another. Poets, fiction writers, casual scribblers, and even soulless copywriters (one of which happens to lead the class) are welcome.

Instructor: Sam Pekarske

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Purchase full workshop ticket or stop in day of for Drop-ins $20 ($18 Members)

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At some point, Sam Pekarske gave up. She spent five years writing nothing but work emails, verbose text messages, and the occasional calendar invite. After hosting The 2011 Revival Show, featuring a group of poets from her undergrad class, she fell back into poetry with a vengeance. At this time she is the curator of three reading series—Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Milwaukee, Short Shots, and cross / pollinate—and the author of the collection Alms for the Bored (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2018). Overall, Sam is an authority on giving up on things she loves and she looks forward to quitting crocheting, which doesn’t seem to be going well.