Below is a slideshow featuring photos from some of our recent poetry readings. The first series is from a reading by members of the Wednesday writer's workshop of the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN), organized by Ànjà Notànjà and hosted at Milwaukee's Downtown Books. The middle series is from our Mabon Reading, which is one of the Brevväxling's quarterly in-house poetry nights. The last in the set is from the Middle Coast Poets Reading at the Riverwest Public House, hosted by Robert Vaughan and Paul Scot August.
The Milwaukee launch party for Turn Up the Volume: Poems about the States of Wisconsin is 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15th at Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee.
Molly contributed a poem, "Rotunda Singers," to the hand-bound chapbook.
Visit the Facebook page for the event for more information.
Molly and Royal are offering a kids zine workshop again at the Milwaukee Zine Fest, Saturday, November 9, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center Street Free Space, 703 Center St.
The 6th Milwaukee Zine Fest is held at the Polish Falcon Nest, 801 E. Clarke St.
We are tabling kids’ zines (as well as our own) again this year. Royal’s Writing Studio students at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design are also tabling with zines they designed in class.
This is our fifth zine workshop: we’ve held two at our home, one at the studio of the Pfister artist-in-residence, Stephanie Barenz, and once before at Zine Fest.
The Fest runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in and see us, have a drink at the bar and food at Tess’ Vegan Cafe, talk zines and share in a vibrant DIY publishing culture.
Visit the Milwaukee Zine Fest Facebook page for more information.
Molly has contributed a non-traditional haiku, "Rotunda singer," to the chapbook Turn Up the Volume: Poems about the States of Wisconsin, published by Little Bird Press. Proceeds from sales go to the First Amendment Protection Fund which helps the legal defense costs of activist singers in the Wisconsin state capitol. The Rotunda or "Solidarity Singers" have been issued citations and arrested for protecting our first and fourth amendment rights and for standing up to that bully currently in the governor's office.
To order your copy, go to the Fund's site, click on donate and type "chapbook" in the "purpose" box. Payment is through Paypal and you have to enter the cost ($20.00 per copy) and postage ($2.00).
There is a chapbook launch reading at Woodland Pattern, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.