Friday Night Free For All

Friday Night Free for All


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 27th, 2023, 7:00 p.m. central time

Price: FREE

Location: Café De Arts

AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop Announces the Return of the Popular Friday Night Free For All and the Studio’s 18th Birthday!

AllWriters' is celebrating its 18th birthday!

The event will start at 7:00 p.m. central time on Friday, January 27, 2023.

On January 27th, 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: Dale Ann Morgan (String Too Short to Tie) will read from her memoir
  • Poetry: Barbara Geiger, author of a chapbook of poetry about the Mississippi River
  • Fiction: Mary Ann Noe, author of three novels

AllWriters' director Kathie Giorgio: Kathie Giorgio is the critically acclaimed author of six novels, The Home For Wayward Clocks (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2011), Learning To Tell (A Life)Time (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2013), Rise From The River (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2015), In Grace’s Time (Black Rose Writing 2017),  If You Tame Me (Black Rose Writing 2019), and All Told (Austin Macauley USA 2022), two story collections, Enlarged Hearts (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2012) and Oddities & Endings; The Collected Stories Of Kathie Giorgio (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2016), a collection of essays, Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News; A Year Of Spontaneous Essays (Black Rose Writing 2018), two poetry chapbooks, True Light Falls In Many Forms (Finishing Line Press 2016) and When You Finally Said No (Finishing Line Press 2019) and a full-length poetry book, No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More To See (Finishing Line Press 2020). In September 2022, a poetry chapbook, Olivia In Five, Seven, Five; Autism In Haiku, was just released by Finishing Line Press. In March 2023, Giorgio’s seventh novel, Hope Always Rises, will be released by Moonshine Cove Press.