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  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
December 15 - Jan 28

Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon

film & video
January 24

aCinema Presents: Call for Morning // Cradle to the Floating World

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

exhibitions
January 31

Book Launch: Poor and Needy: an exhibition on art, migration, and debt

Featured Upcoming Events

Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon

December 15 - January 28
6:00pm, FREE

Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon Friday, December 15, 2017 through Sunday, January 28, 2017   Opening reception: Friday, December 15 | 6-9 PM | FREE reading & gallery talk starting at 7 PM   Join us for an exhibition of textile works by poet, scholar, and visual artist Maria Damon. Damon will give a gallery talk & reading at the opening reception on Friday, December 15.   See more of Damon's work here & here.  Poet, scholar, and visual artist Maria Damon teaches Humanities and Media Studies at…

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aCinema Presents: Call for Morning // Cradle to the Floating World

Wednesday, January 24
7:00pm, $5 suggested donation

(from Untitled (Broniouw Song) (2011) Alicja Rogalska) Program includes: After The Empire (2008) // Elodie Pong  13 min 50 sec // HD Video Synopsis: Zurich-based video artist Elodie Pong is known for her subtle, analytic works focusing on how human relationships and cultural conventions impact contemporary society. In 'After the Empire', Pong orchestrates face-to-face conversations between various late icons of popular culture and political history, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Batman, and Karl Marx. Surrounded by a post-apocalyptic set, the actors embody their character’s individual and…

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24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

January 27 - January 28
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

It’s time once again for our day-long celebration of poetry and performance in Milwaukee and beyond. Join the hundreds of poets, writers, and lovers of the arts who set up camp at the book center and indulge in 15 hours of literary revelry. The Poetry Marathon is a community fundraiser where readers find sponsors to pledge a minimum total of $35 on their behalf. All of the money raised supports Woodland Pattern’s 2018 programming in literature and the arts. Reader registration…

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Book Launch: Poor and Needy: an exhibition on art, migration, and debt

Wednesday, January 31
7:00pm, FREE

Join us for a book launch in partnership with The Suburban for Poor and Needy: an exhibition on art, migration, and debt by Lise Haller Baggesen and Yvette Brackman (Poor Farm Press).  Visit the Suburban Riverwest from 5-7 PM to celebrate Lise Haller Baggesen and Yvette Brackman’s current exhibition, then head next door to Woodland Pattern for a 7 PM book launch.    Poor & Needy was an exhibition, symposium, and publication organized by Yvette Brackman and Lise Haller Baggesen. Inspired by Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,”…

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Featured Upcoming Events


exhibitions
Dec 15 December 15 - January 28
6:00pm, FREE
Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon

Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon Friday, December 15, 2017 through Sunday, January 28, 2017   Opening reception: Friday, December 15 |…

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film & video
Jan 24 Wednesday, January 24
7:00pm, $5 suggested donation
aCinema Presents: Call for Morning // Cradle to the Floating World

(from Untitled (Broniouw Song) (2011) Alicja Rogalska) Program includes: After The Empire (2008) // Elodie Pong  13 min 50 sec // HD Video Synopsis: Zurich-based video…

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special events
Jan 27 January 27 - January 28
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more
24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

It’s time once again for our day-long celebration of poetry and performance in Milwaukee and beyond. Join the hundreds of…

Read More

exhibitions
Jan 31 Wednesday, January 31
7:00pm, FREE
Book Launch: Poor and Needy: an exhibition on art, migration, and debt

Join us for a book launch in partnership with The Suburban for Poor and Needy: an exhibition on art, migration, and debt by…

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New Arrivals

Small Press from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
  Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
  The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
  Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger
  So What Franklin K.R. Cline
  A Swarm of Bees in High Court Tonya M. Foster


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So What by Franklin K.R. Cline

Small Press

"Franklin K. R. Cline is a unique, new voice in Native American poetry. His personal and confessional poems celebrate everyday life in all its raw, domestic, and intimate dimensions. Love and sex, beer and buffalo wings, sports and television, the weather and Milwaukee, all appear within memorable lyric and prose poems. In the end, this work reaches to reclaim everything that has been stolen by America: the land, the sky, the rhythms of our humanity." --Craig Santos Perez

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