• 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
readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

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


readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28


readings & workshops
Oct 23 Wednesday, October 23
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

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

Kathie Giorgio is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, The Home For Wayward Clocks (2011), Learning To Tell A (Life) Time (2013), Rise From The River (2015), In Grace’s Time (2017), and her latest If You Tame Me (September 2019), as well as two short story collections, Enlarged Hearts (2012) and Oddities & Endings: The Collected Stories Of Kathie Giorgio (2016), a collection of essays, Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News: A Year Of Spontaneous Essays (2018), and two poetry chapbooks, True Light Falls In Many Forms (2016) and When You Finally Said No (2019). Giorgio’s short stories and poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her short story "Snapdragon" was performed on stage for the Stories on Stage series at the Su Teatro Theatre in Boulder, Colorado. She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Write Well Award, the Million Writer Award, and the Best of the Net Anthology.  Her debut novel The Home For Wayward Clocks won the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her novel In Grace’s Time was runner-up for in fiction for the 2017 Maxy Award and the second place winner of the 2017 Silver Pen Award for Literary Excellence. Giorgio is the director and founder of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop. She lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin with her husband, mystery writer Michael Giorgio, and her 18-year old daughter, Olivia, a neurotic dog named after Ursula LeGuin, a fat cat named Edgar Allen Paw, and a tiny cat named Muse.

Praise for If You Tame Me:

“Giorgio’s love of language shines in this poignant and thoughtful examination of the nature of relationships, the universal need for companionship, and the meaning of feminism in today’s world.” – Sublime Book Review

“Kathie Giorgio’s novel is filled with smart and witty fiction. It is a soulful, edgy story about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart. " – Jimmy Martin, author of The Sam Cloudstone Series

If You Tame Me is funny, but never fluffy, and always full of heart.” – Carrie Newberry, author of Pick Your Teeth With My Bones