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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
May 27 - Aug 28

Between a Portrait and its Other {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}

readings & workshops
July 28

Poetry Reading: Jonny Lohr, Wendy Lee Spacek, Morgan Eldridge & Richard Wehrenberg, Jr. 

performances
August 28

Alternating Currents Live presents Ernest Dawkins and the Boglifier Project

Featured Upcoming Events

Between a Portrait and its Other {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}

May 27 - August 28
5:00pm, FREE

  Between a Portrait and its Other For Paul Vanderbilt {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}   Opening reception: Friday, May 27 | 5-7 PM Exhibition: May 27 to August 28, 2016 FREE and open to the public. This summer, Woodland Pattern Book Center will explore the notion of personal collections and archives. Three prominent individuals—Joseph Pabst (activist philanthropist), Bryce Clark (owner of Cempazuchi restaurant) and Andy Kraushaar (Visual Materials Curator at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison)—present their unique photographic collections in Between a Portrait and its Other, an…

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Poetry Reading: Jonny Lohr, Wendy Lee Spacek, Morgan Eldridge & Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.

Thursday, July 28
7:00pm, FREE

Join us for a reading with Monster House Press authors Wendy Lee Spacek, Morgan Eldridge, and Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.     Morgan Eldridge is the author of Pretty Pretty Prison (Monster House Press, 2015), a collection of poems that “interrogate patriarchal power’s (un)conscious & structural attempts to curate and organize care, love, ideation, narrative and most every other aspect of human relations.”     Wendy Lee Spacek is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University Bloomington, and author of PSYCHOGYNECOLOGY (Monster House Press, 2015). Her work…

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Alternating Currents Live presents Ernest Dawkins and the Boglifier Project

Sunday, August 28
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS

  featuring Ernest Dawkins - reeds Ben LaMar Gay - trumpet, electronic sound manipulation Makaya McCraven - drums   The Boglifier Project builds upon new compositions by Ernest Dawkins that engage the richness of urban rhyme and African American folk melodies, alongside live acoustic sound, electronic signal processing, looping, dance, creative improvisation. and the collective interplay and exploration of sound.   Ernest Dawkins is one of the world’s premiere saxophonists and composers aspiring for his music and compositions to reflect the evolving collective cultural memory of the American…

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Featured Upcoming Events


exhibitions
May 27 May 27 - August 28
5:00pm, FREE
Between a Portrait and its Other {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}

  Between a Portrait and its Other For Paul Vanderbilt {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}   Opening reception: Friday, May 27 | 5-7 PM Exhibition: May…

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readings & workshops
Jul 28 Thursday, July 28
7:00pm, FREE
Poetry Reading: Jonny Lohr, Wendy Lee Spacek, Morgan Eldridge & Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.

Join us for a reading with Monster House Press authors Wendy Lee Spacek, Morgan Eldridge, and Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.     Morgan Eldridge…

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performances
Aug 28 Sunday, August 28
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS
Alternating Currents Live presents Ernest Dawkins and the Boglifier Project

  featuring Ernest Dawkins - reeds Ben LaMar Gay - trumpet, electronic sound manipulation Makaya McCraven - drums   The Boglifier Project builds upon new compositions…

Read More

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New Arrivals

Small Press To See the Earth Before the End of the World Ed Roberson
  Re: Re: Re: Essays and Drawings Thomas Gaudynski
  Cries for Justice Art Night Books
  Can I Come Over to Your House? Poor Farm Press
  Ten Control Mills Joshua David Lickteig
  Thief in the Interior Phillip B. Williams


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To See the Earth Before the End of the World by Ed Roberson

Small Press

“In poems that proceed snakelike across a page or in traditional flush-left frames, Roberson's images and ideas are starling and complex, often difficult in their dreamlike qualities. His lines have been accurately described as syntactically double-jointed and labyrinthine—and, as with any maze, readers must find a hold an outside wall to guide them through Roberson's sometimes surreal vision of the earth. That 'hold' may be the earth itself….” —Karla Huston, Library Journal

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