Four times a year, AllWriters Workplace & Workshop hosts a night of poetry, short stories, novels and memoirs and an inspirational guest reader – this fall's theme is Don’t Ever Give Up!

AllWriters' Fall’s Friday Night Free For All event opens doors at 6 p.m., with the event beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Cafe De Arts, 830 W. St. Paul Ave., near downtown Waukesha. The cafe’s full menu will be available for purchases. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The Oct. 7 event's guest reader is Cristina M. R. Norcross. Norcross is the founding editor of the online poetry journal, Blue Heron Review ( and author of seven poetry collections. She is the co-founder of Random Acts of Poetry and Art Day and a contributing artist to The Art Ambush Project.

The night will also include a special reading by AllWriters’ director Kathie Giorgio.

For more information, visit or call 262-446-0284.

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