Past Events

Friday, February 16 2024 7:00 pm

United We Read – Friday, February 16

The UWM Creative Writing Graduate Program Student-Faculty Series: United We Read will hold its first event at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 16 at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Avenue) with Nora Boxer, Danielle Harms, Nancy Nguyen, and Prof. Rebecca...

Thursday, February 15 2024 6:30 pm

Professor Puskar, author of The Switch: An Off and On History of Digital Humans – an in-person Boswell event

Jason Puskar, UWM Professor of English and Associate Dean for Humanities, is presenting his new book, The Switch: An Off and On History of Digital Humans, on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Boswell Book Company. Puskar’s latest book traces a technology...

Thursday, December 7 2023 7:00pm

Book launch: RS Deeren’s Enough to Lose

Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm at Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212) Recent creative writing graduate RS Deeren (PhD, 2022) presents his debut story collection, Enough to Lose. More details about the book launch for...

Wednesday, December 6 2023 7:00pm

Book launch: Sean Enfield’s Holy American Burnout!

Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 pm at Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212) Current creative writing doctoral student Sean Enfield presents his debut essay collection, Holy American Burnout!, which Kirkus Reviews called a "tour-de-force" in its...

Friday, November 10 2023 7:00pm

United We Read: UWM Creative Writing Program Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series

Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave. Please join us for the next event in our United We Read Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series for Fall 2023. November's readers are Gabriel Mundo, Angela Voras-Hills, Tim Knapp, and...

Thursday, October 19 2023 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fall Visiting Writer in Prose: V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan

Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:00 pm (craft talk) and 7:30 pm (reading) in Curtin 175
UWM’s creative writing program welcomes V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan for a very special visit this fall. She’ll deliver a craft talk at 3 pm in AUP 170 (2131 E. Hartford Ave.) and a reading at 7:30 p.m. in Curtin 175 (3242 N. Downer Ave.). Events are free and open to the public.

Friday, October 13 2023 7:00 pm

United We Read: UWM Creative Writing Program Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series

Friday, Oct. 13, 7:00 pm at Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave.
Please join us for the first event in our United We Read Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series for Fall 2023. October’s readers are Daphne Daugherty, Jessica Lynn Drake-Thomas, Kurt Olsson, and Valerie Laken. This is event will be held at Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave.

Saturday, April 15 2023 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Special Lecture: “150 Years of the QWERTY Keyboard”

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. in Milwaukee Public Museum, Ground Floor Garden Galleries
Arguably Milwaukee’s most famous export, the QWERTY keyboard is named after the arrangement of letters on the first commercially successful typewriter, which went into production in 1873. Typewriters are mostly obsolete today, but their keyboards are not. Billions of people still type using the same layout of keys, a quaint Victorian relic at the heart of even the most advanced computer. Why has QWERTY been so durable, and where did it come from?

Friday, April 7 2023 7:00 pm

United We Read: UWM Creative Writing Program Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series

Friday, April 7, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI Please join us for the April event in our United We Read: Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series, hosted this month by Sugar Maple in Bay View! Our readers...

Thursday, April 6 2023 3:00 P.M. (Craft Talk) & 7:00 P.M. (Reading/Q&A)

Spring 2023 Visiting Writer-Boudreaux Poet Series with Dr. Craig Santos Perez

Thursday, April 6 2023, at 3:00pm & 7:00pm Curtin Hall, Room 175 and livestream Please join us on for the Spring 2023 Visiting Writer-Boudreaux Poet Series with Dr. Craig Santos Perez! Santos Perez will host a Craft Talk at 3pm...