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October
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7pm, FREE Featuring Elizabeth Arnold and Barbara Wuest

November
Saturday, Nov. 1, 7pm Experimental Film & Video Series: Super-8 Invitational, Adept-8: Back in Black and White
Sunday, Nov. 2, 7pm, $6-$8 Alternating Currents Live (in cooperation with the Transatlantic Bridge): Escape Lane with Marquis Hill - trumpet, Jeff Parker - guitar, Joachim Florent - double bass, Denis Fournier - drums
Saturday, Nov. 8, 7pm Experimental Film & Video Series: Emir Cakaroz
Wednesday, Nov. 12 Gillian Conoley, Donald Wellman & Murat Nemet-Nejat
Nov. 13 - Jan. 31, 2015 Glyphs and Glyphic Poems by Edward Sanders
Friday, Nov. 14
[offsite]
Woodland Pattern's 2014 Anniversary Gala featuring Edward Sanders, Kenilworth Studios | Sixth Floor Raw Space, 1915 East Kenilworth Place
2014 Anniversary Gala
Sunday, Nov. 16, FREE 11am, Small Press Focus with Verge Books

2pm reading featuring John Tipton, Joel Felix, and Michael Autrey
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7pm, $6 Formations Music Series featuring Trench and Once Now Ensemble
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7pm
[offsite]
Cream City Review presents Cream City Live! featuring readings by Karen An-hwei Lee, Katharine Haake, Gordon Henry, and Roger Reeves
Saturday, Nov. 22, 7pm, $6-$8 Featuring Lisa Samuels
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2pm, FREE HYBRID [transported by word and image]

December
Thursday, Dec. 4, 7pm, FREE 414 Collective: a reading of UWM creative writing students)
Friday, Dec. 5, 7pm, $6-$8, FREE for workshop participants Featuring LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Saturday, Dec. 6, 12-3pm Conducted Improvisation with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Sunday, Dec. 7, 7pm, $6-$8 Alternating Currents Live presents Architeuthis Walks on Land featuring Amy Cimini (viola) and Katherine Young (bassoon)
Thursday, Dec. 11, 7pm Amaranth Borsuk & Andy Fitch
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1-5pm Annual Open House
Thursday, Dec. 18, 7pm, $6 Formations Music Series featuring Geodes and The Tontine Ensemble
Friday, Dec. 19, 7pm Elliot Lipchik

January
Saturday, Jan. 31 21st Annual Poetry Marathon

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TICKET COSTS
Featured Readings: $8 general, $7 students and seniors, $6 members.
Redletter Readings: $3 general, $2 open mic readers.
Experimental Film & Video: $4.
Workshops: See Workshop page.

Bookstore Volunteer

Woodland Pattern is looking for an enthusiastic and reliable weekend Bookstore Volunteer. Those interested in gaining non-profit experience, knowledge of the literary world, and having a space to read and write from 12pm-5pm on Saturdays and/or Sundays should contact Chuck Stebelton, Literary Program Director, 414-263-5001 for more information.

Required availabilities: Saturdays and/or Sundays 12pm-5pm

* After 15 hours, volunteers are eligible for a 30% discount on store merchandise and free admittance to events. (Some restrictions do apply).

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Wisconsin Center for the Book

INTERVIEW:
Clayton Eshleman discusses César Vallejo, literary translation, and the poet's formation.

AN INVITATION
Community Reviews
These reviewers bought the book at Woodland Pattern.

LISTEN:
Getting to Know Woodland Pattern: Bookstore Manager Karl Saffran
interviewed by Stephanie Lecci of WUWM Lake Effect
broadcast March 16, 2010.

Interview on the 2009 Woodland Pattern Marathon with Dasha Kelly, Tia Richardson, and Charles Ries
by Bonnie North of WUWM Lake Effect
broadcast January 30, 2009.

Interview on the 2008 Woodland Pattern Marathon Interview with Jackie Lalley
by Mitch Teich of WUWM Lake Effect
broadcast January 25, 2008.

Interview with Ron Padgett
by Bonnie North of WUWM Lake Effect
broadcast May 9, 2007.
 
SPECIAL EVENT

Woodland Pattern's 34th Anniversary Gala

Featuring Edward Sanders performing with Steven Taylor
Friday, November 14
5:30pm reception | 7pm program
Edward Sanders Steven Taylor
Edward Sanders Steven Taylor



ALTERNATING CURRENTS LIVE

in cooperation with the Transatlantic Bridge presents:
Escape Lane
Marquis Hill - trumpet, Jeff Parker - guitar, Joachim Florent - double bass, Denis Fournier - drums
Sunday, Nov. 2, 7pm
Escape Lane



FORMATIONS SERIES
for New & Improvised Music

Trench & Once Now Ensemble
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7pm
Trench
Once Now Ensemble



READING

Lisa Samuels

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7pm
Lisa Samuels



John Cage DOCUMENTARY VIDEO

Recorded at the
John Cage Literary Musicircus
August 26, 2012

Photography by Paul Mitchell
Audio by Thomas Gaudynski

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Music Marathon 2009
Edible Book Show 2009
Poetry Marathon 2009
The Shapes of Sound 1997
Redletter Reading 8/18/06
25th Anniversary
Spring 2004 Events
William Corbett
Baraka at Woodland Pattern
Niedecker Centenary Conference

ALL YOUR BOOK SHOPPING!

Any time of the year, it's important to remember to shop at Local Independent Book Centers. Here are nine reasons to do all of your book shopping at Woodland Pattern!
  1. We have one of the most remarkable and current poetry selections in the country.
  2. We carry books that can't be found in any other bookstores in the Midwest.
  3. We support small presses. We carry over 20,000 small press titles on our shelves.
  4. We have a broad selection of quality literature. On our shelves, you can find self-published books by emerging writers alongside titles by established authors.
  5. Sure, shopping online you can maybe find what you are looking for, but here you can find books you didn't even know you were looking for.
  6. We are a non-profit. Which means we don't let commercial shelf space dictate our purchasing decisions.
  7. Members of Woodland Pattern receive 10% off purchases, $5 off workshops, and discounts on tickets.
  8. Woodland Pattern supports writers by carrying their books on consignment. In 2008, we paid over $3,700 to over 140 individuals that had books on consignment.
  9. If you can't find it in our store, we can order it for you. Can't think of the right book? Get a gift certificate!
* Send us YOUR reasons for shopping at Woodland Pattern—we'll put them on the website.

Anne Kingsbury Named 2008 Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

The Alternating Currents Live series of new music is co-sponsored by WMSE (91.7 FM) and Woodland Pattern and hosted by Hal Rammel. These concerts are broadcast on Alternating Currents the following Sunday evening, 6-9pm, on WMSE-FM. Performers have included Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jaap Blonk, Robin Holcomb, and Pauline Oliveros.

Experimental Film and Video series is co-sponsored by the UWM Film and Video Department and curated by Carl Bogner. It has featured work by Jack Smith, Stan Brakhage and Joseph Cornell as well as work by local filmmakers Stephanie Barber and Jennifer Montgomery. It is the last Friday of the month, begins at 7pm and costs $4.

Redletter is a reading series featuring local and regional poets and writers on the third Friday of each month, and is curated by Chuck Stebelton. The program begins at 7 p.m. with an open mic, followed by two featured readers. The cost is $3, or $2 for open mic readers.

Support

Woodland Pattern programming is made possible through support from... The Helen Bader Foundation, The Brico Fund, The Elizabeth A. Brinn Foundation, The Department of Public Instruction, The Fund for Poetry, The Gardner Foundation, The Milwaukee Arts Board, The Faye McBeath Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Wisconsin Arts Board, Milwaukee County, The Community Development Block Grant and individual donors.

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