People

  • Poet, Artist, Writer

    Ed Makowski is a poet, artist and writer living in Milwaukee, WI. As Eddie Kilowatt he released two books, Manifest Density and Carrying a Knife in to the Gunfight. Ed lives in Riverwest and prefers two wheels to four. More of...

  • Essayist

    Elaine Maly writes about her life and times as a native Milwaukeean at storiesfrommybreezeway.com. She is the 2015 winner of the Wisconsin Writers Association’s humor writing...

  • True & Personal Stories

    Ex Fabula is a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula produces StorySlams, workshops, community collaborations, a podcast, and radio pieces, all in order to provide platforms...

  • Essayist

    George Berdes has worked as a journalist, teacher, editor and in international affairs in Washington, D.C. and several foreign countries. He is a 1953 graduate of Marquette University's College of Journalism, where he eventually served on the...

  • Natural Sciences Instructor

    George Stone lives in Milwaukee, where he teaches at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Stone teaches Earth Science, General Geology, Weather Fundamentals, Climate Change Fundamentals and Energy in Nature, Technology and Society. He has also...

  • Material Culturalist

    Gianofer Fields is a freelance producer and reporter for NPR, BBC and Madison's WORT Community Radio. She says, “Once you seriously consider the objects you use to fill your emotional and functional needs, you will never see those things the...

  • Sports Contributor

    Senior editor Howie Magner is Milwaukee Magazine's sports columnist and writers the Sports Nut blog at MilwaukeeMag.com. An occasional actor, poker player and...

  • Game Contributor

    James Lowder has worked in fiction and hobby game publishing for more than two decades. He is the editor of the award-winning anthologies Hobby Games: The 100 Best and Family Games, available in print and now in select ebook formats....

  • Personal Finance Contributor

    As a volunteer financial educator and contributor to this program, Janet Tierney helps people develop the skills needed to achieve financial stability. Janet has used her business acumen and fundraising skills to benefit many area non-profit...

  • Astronomy Contributor

    To Dr. Jean Creighton, physics is the gateway to astronomy. She studied physics at the University of Athens and went on to earn a masters degree from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University...

  • Essayist

    Lake Effect essayist Jerianne Hayslett is a writer and former journalist and court information officer. She lives in South Milwaukee with her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hibbie Hayslett. Hayslett is the author of the book ...

  • Sports Interview Contributor

    Jessie Garcia was Wisconsin's first female television sport anchor and has worked for WTMJ-TV since 1994. She is an award-winning journalist who hosted "The Mike Holmgren Show" and "The Mike McCarthy Show" and served as the Green Bay Packers...

  • Writer, Psychotherapist

    Joanne Nelson is a psychotherapist, educator and writer living in Hartland, WI with her family. She has published essays and poetry, and recently co-authored the build-a-book fiction project Where Do I Begin? One Woman’s Story.

  • Humor Essayist

    Joel Habush is an award winning freelance copywriter-turned-humorist who lives in West Allis. A native Milwaukeean, Joel graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and...

  • Singer-songwriter

    Having written songs for over twenty artists, including Dwight Yoakam, The Bodeans and Jerry Harrison, John Sieger still has a few left over. He has used them in bands going back to the...

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