Programs at the bindery

We are host to, and/or produce, community programming that celebrates book and literary arts in our region.  Stay tuned for more info as we launch.


Milwaukee zine fest

Milwaukee Zine Fest has been a beloved part of our city's creative lit scene for over a decade. In 2018 The Bindery co-produced the fest for the first time, in partnership with Milwaukee Public Library, and will continue to do so annually. Held at MPL's Central Branch, our festival attracts dozens of vendors--both local and national--and includes zine-related workshops throughout the day.  

2019’s Fest will be April 6th from 10:30am to 4:30pm: save the date! Click below to learn more and follow our separate FB page!


(copyright Artemio Montes Photography)

typewrite | milwaukee

The Bindery is home to Typewrite | MKE,  a community program dedicated to experiencing and celebrating typewritten arts. We offer shared access to typewriters through classes, evening "type-ins," and other playful collaborations with like-minded MKE literati.

In the 1860s Milwaukee was birthplace to the first practical typewriter and the QWERTY layout of our modern-day keyboards.  We highlight this history and inspire today's creative writers to slow down and reconnect with the tangible.


Partner classes, workshops & events

We offer a range of book and word-focused programming with our own staff, as well as collaborating organizations, throughout the year.  (Writing classes, evening readings, journal-making, Ludlow typecasting, and poetry slams, to name a few.)

Please stay tuned for our workshop and events schedule, and follow our social media for current/upcoming events and programming!