Friday Night Free For All

Friday Night Free for All


*For the time being, all Free For Alls will be held virtually, over Zoom.

If you’d like to see what AllWriters’ is all about, and if you’d like to hear some of the work flowing in our on-site and online classrooms, stop by a Free For All! At each Free For All, we will have three student readers, presenting poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. AllWriters’ director Kathie Giorgio will also read, as well as a faculty member or a special guest.

Free For Alls take place at Café de Arts, 830 W. St. Paul Ave., in Waukesha. The full cafe menu is available, so come for dinner and meet our writers! No registration is necessary. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 and readings begin at 7:00.*

Total Openings: Unlimited

Dates and Times: January 29th, 2021, 7:00 p.m. central time

Price: FREE

Location: Café De Arts*


The COVID pandemic can't stop AllWriters' from celebrating its 16th birthday! We will head onto Zoom and invite the world!
Zoom info:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 828 6196 3865
Passcode: AllWriters
The event will start at 7:00 p.m. central time on Friday, January 29, 2021.

On January 29th, our special birthday guest reader will be Michael Giorgio!

Michael Giorgio

MICHAEL GIORGIO got his start in writing radio drama. He has had over a dozen audio scripts produced. His third novel, A Week Of Criminal Happiness, was released by Rogue Phoenix Press in June of 2020. His previous novels, Justice Comes Home and The Memory Swindlers, were released by Black Rose Writing in 2014 and 2016. An Active Member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Short Fiction Mystery Society, Michael has had both mystery and mainstream short stories published in magazines and anthologies. In addition to short stories and audio works, he has had both nonfiction and poetry published. He is an instructor at AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop. For more about Michael and his work, please visit

Three AllWriters' students will be reading as well, showcasing nonfiction, fiction and poetry, and as an example of AllWriters' students' publishing prowess. They are:

  • Nonfiction: Philip Chard, AllWriters' coaching client, beloved columnist and therapist, writing and publishing Out Of My Mind since the mid-1980's, and now in the Shepherd Express. Chard will be reading a sampling of columns from a collection of his work.
  • Poetry: Eva Lomski, writer and AllWriters' coaching client from Australia.
  • Fiction: Julie Boglisch, writer and AllWriters' coaching client from Connecticut, author of three published books and one on the way!

AllWriters' director Kathie Giorgio: Kathie Giorgio is the author of five novels, two story collections, an essay collection, and two poetry chapbooks. A full-length poetry collection, No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More To See, was just released in September 2020. Her new novel, All Told, will be released in late 2021 by Austin Macauley Publishers. She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in fiction and poetry and awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, the Silver Pen Award for Literary Excellence, the Pencraft Award for Literary Excellence, and the Eric Hoffer Award In Fiction. She founded the international creative writing studio, AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop, in 2005 and has led thousands of writers to realize their dreams and their successes.

Watch our Zoom Party from Friday, January 29th, and see what we're made of!