Long-time friends Kevin Brown and DJ Smith wanted to bring something positive to the community to promote poetry in the community. So they started Poetentiary Nights, an event that features poetry, food and community on First Fridays. The group plans to host the event during every First Friday at 433 Main St.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.