The bindery

Tying Together Arts & Letters in Milwaukee

We're building
a community Space.

("We" includes "you.")

Our first community feedback meeting happened March 7th with a great crowd of creative minds.  Thanks to all who attended for the ideas and thoughtful questions.
We'll be holding a follow up meeting in upcoming weeks:
stay tuned for more!

[meeting announcement archive:]

Are you a writer?  A book artist?  A poet or storyteller?  Perhaps a typographer, novelist, educator, or zinester?  

We want your unique input.

Whether you're writing your next 300 page novel or next 300 word blog post; writing in a journal on your couch, or writing FOR the journal in your office: we want your ideas and dreams about shared work space.

Book-builder?  Paper maker?  Calligrapher?  Yes, we want you here too.  If you identify with the book, paper, and/or literary art world in Milwaukee, this meeting's for you.

We're looking to create a collaborative membership space that suits the creative and financial needs of the community it aims to serve.  We're thus hosting a gathering of like-minded local writers and artisans who are passionate about building that space together.

Join us to share your priorities and learn more about where the project is headed next.

Meeting moderation by:

Dominic Inouye, writer, educator, and founder of ZIP MKE
Diana Luepke, School Factory 
Anja Sieger, artist, writer, and founder of La Prosette

(Minutes to be recorded for public by Madison Dawne, local craftswoman)
(Meeting photography by Mario Sinclair, Photographer and Executive Director, Art is Freedom)

Meeting support from:

Adam Beadel, Team Nerd Letterpress
Freesia McKee, community poet
Jeremy Mericle, Voyageur Book Shop
Ashley Town, Bay View Printing Co.
Michael Wendt, Woodland Pattern Book Center
Blaine Wesselowski, Voyageur Book Shop

Meeting Location

Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 East Locust Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

You can let us know you're attending here.


Tues, March 7th
Doors Open: 5:30pm
Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm (at the latest)