Community Events


Monday, January 26, 7:00PM

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

This six-day festival of ranching and the rural west through poetry and song kicks off with Baja California Sur poets and musicians.

Tuesday, January 27, 12:30PM

Elizabeth Austen and Alice Derry

Washington State poet laureate Austen (Every Dress a Decision) reads and talks with Peninsula College professor emerita Derry (Tremolo) for Austen's "Poets in Conversation" series.

Wednesday, January 28, 2:00PM

Kwame Dawes

Poet, novelist, and Prairie Schooner editor Dawes (Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems), reads for the Pleiades/The Honors College Visiting Writers Series.

Thursday, January 29, 6:00PM

Daniel Borzutzky

Borzutzky, whose chapbook Bedtime Stories for the End of the World! was recently released, reads for this event sponsored by the University of Chicago Program in Poetry & Poetics and the Ron Offen Poetry...

Friday, January 30, 6:30PM

LeAnne Howe, Sara Renee Marshall and Sade Murphy

University of Georgia Eidson Distinguished Chair in English Howe (Choctalking on Other Realities), poet and silk painter Murphy (Abandon Childhood) and University of Georgia PhD candidate Marshall...

Saturday, January 31, 10:00AM

Woodland Pattern Poetry Marathon Benefit Reading

The 21st year of this annual benefit for bookstore, gallery and performance space Woodland Pattern features readings from emerging and established poets from Milwaukee and around the Midwest, including Nick...

Sunday, February 1, 12:00PM

Something Else Press Marathon Reading

Local poets read from the many books, pamphlets, newsletters, scores, and other category-defying texts by Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Gertrude Stein and others published by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins's...

Monday, February 2, 8:00PM

Holly Melgard and Morgan Parker

Troll Thread Press editor and University of Buffalo PhD candidate Melgard (Reimbursement) reads with Coconut Magazine editor and MoCADA Museum Director of Education Parker (Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me...

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00PM

Paul Lisicky and Richard Siken

Prose writer and Rutgers University professor Lisicky (The Narrow Door) and poet and Spork Press editor Siken (War of the Foxes) read from their forthcoming books for the Intermezzo series.

Wednesday, February 4, 6:00PM

Not a Luxury: Artists & Activists Remember Queer Black Poets

Joshua Merchant, Scot Nakagawa, Kevin Simmonds, Adrienne Torf and Arisa White present a mix of memoir, poetry and film for this event, whose title riffs on Audre Lorde's essay "Poetry Is Not a...

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