Milwaukee, Wis., July 30, 2013 – Stephanie Barenz, Artist in Residence at The Pfister® Hotel, which is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, along with her husband Zachary Weigman, has started a mentoring program called “Our Story Arts.” The program seeks to give a group of Milwaukee children a voice through self-expression in [...]
THE PFISTER® HOTEL NAMES MOLLY SNYDER NEXT NARRATOR IN RESIDENCE Milwaukee, Wis., May 3, 2013 – The historic Pfister® Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, which is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, has named Molly Snyder its sixth “Pfister Narrator.” In this role, she will spend time in the hotel’s lobby and public spaces, [...]
THE PFISTER® HOTEL LAUNCHES FOUR DIAMOND EXPERIENCES PROGRAM Each weekend package includes an exclusive experience in culinary arts, fine arts or creative writing, overnight stay, Sunday Brunch, and parking Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 28, 2012 – The Pfister® Hotel, which is owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, invites guests to take a creative, hands-on [...]
Ed Makowski hosts a series on public radio, tends bar in Riverwest and writes uniquely themed poetry. His latest gig as the Pfister Hotel’s in-house story maven sounds like a good tale in the making. Are there working poets in America? I’ve been writing poems forever. Eventually I decided to do it right—read up, submit, get [...]
With today’s blog post, I’m launching a brand new series for the blog—posts written by guest bloggers and featuring unique and profitable writing careers. For now, I am calling the series Writer @ Work—but I could use a better name. If you have an idea, send it to me via email. The winning name wins a [...]
Poet, writer and interviewer Ed Makowski has been selected as the next Pfister narrator. He will begin a six-month term as the Pfister Hotel’s blogger and writer-in-residence Nov. 1, succeeding Stacie Michelle Williams. As Pfister narrator, he’ll be expected to publish a minimum of two blog posts per week in exchange for a $1,000 monthly stipend.
The Pfister Hotel has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for more than a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style. Home to the largest collection of Victorian-style art of any hotel in the world, The Pfister is a AAA Four Diamond property with membership in three of the industry’s leading organizations: Historic [...]
Sunday. Cloudy with rain. On my desk are 21 submissions for the “Narrator” position at the Pfister Hotel. This is my third round of go-around, pick one, the right one. I’ve completed my first read-thru, trying to give each pitch my complete attention. Listening to Dewey’s nostalgic big band stuff on Frontier Radio helps. So [...]