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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
March 31

Reading: Linda LeGarde Grover (made possible by UWM)

exhibitions
April 1 - May 15

Poem Image/Poem Object: Eric Nelson & Josie Osborne

readings & workshops
April 12

A reading with Broc Rossell & Siwar Masannat.

 

readings & workshops
April 16 - May 7

Beginning Creative Writing with Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey

readings & workshops
April 18

WXRW Spoken Word Showcase

readings & workshops
April 19

Celebrating recent publications by Wisconsin poets Tom Montag & Brent Christianson.

readings & workshops
April 25

Shift: Josie Osborne presents David Trinidad & Marilyn Annucci

special events
April 26 -26

Milwaukee's 9th Annual Edible Books Show

readings & workshops
May 8

Book Release: Roberto Harrison & Eric Elshtain

readings & workshops
May 16 -16

Workshop: Poetry and Politics Revisited: The Sixth Extinction with Lisa Jarnot

readings & workshops
May 16

Women of the Archives: Lisa Jarnot

Featured Upcoming Events

Reading: Linda LeGarde Grover

Tuesday, March 31
7:00pm

  The Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative is happy to present a day-long series of programs featuring Linda LeGarde Grover. This series of programs is made possible by generous support of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. All events will take place on Tuesday, March 31st, and will include:  a craft talk at the UWM Library, Special Collections at 12 pm a class visit and talk at Marquette University in Beaumier Suites B and C of the Raynor Library &  a reading at Woodland Pattern Book Center at…

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Poem Image/Poem Object: Eric Nelson & Josie Osborne

April 1 - May 15
FREE

   This exhibition of photographic works by Eric Nelson and collage/assemblage works by Josie Osborne looks  to the written word, poetry and literature as a stepping off point into, and inspiration for,  visual imagery and poetic objects.    Eric Nelson and Josie Osborne are both Wisconsin artists whose work has been influenced  by the written  word. Nelson, a visual artist and art educator in central Wisconsin, works with  alternative and early process  photography (such as wet plate collodion prints and  cyanotype). Josie Osborne,…

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WXRW Spoken Word Showcase

Saturday, April 18
2:00pm

  Keith Gaustad will host this Spoken Word Showcase on behalf of Riverwest Radio. The event itself is FREE and open to the public, though a hat will be passed with all collected donations supporting Riverwest Radio's expansion from internet to FM broadcast.     Readers will include: Nik Kovac Mike Hauser Mario the Poet Paul Vogel Zack Pieper & more Other events in support of WXRW:   Saturday, March 21: first installment in the Empower the Tower concert series at The Uptowner.  Saturday, May 9: the return of the original Empower the…

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9th Annual Edible Books Show

April 26 - April 26
1:00pm, $8 GENERAL / $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS / $6 WPBC MEMBERS; FREE to participate

Edible Book Day is nearly upon us, and we here at Woodland Pattern couldn’t be happier about our 9th year playing host to Milwaukee’s only International Edible Book Festival event! We hope that you can join us on Sunday, April 26th from 1-4 pm.   This international celebration of literary gastronomy is the perfect way to honor the late Judith Hoffberg - librarian, archivist, and tireless champion of book arts - who dreamt up the idea for the Edible Book Festival at…

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Featured Upcoming Events


readings & workshops
Mar 31 Tuesday, March 31
7:00pm,
Reading: Linda LeGarde Grover

  The Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative is happy to present a day-long series of programs featuring Linda LeGarde Grover. This…

Read More

exhibitions
Apr 1 April 1 - May 15
6:00pm, FREE
Poem Image/Poem Object: Eric Nelson & Josie Osborne

   This exhibition of photographic works by Eric Nelson and collage/assemblage works by Josie Osborne looks  to the written word, poetry…

Read More

readings & workshops
Apr 18 Saturday, April 18
2:00pm,
WXRW Spoken Word Showcase

  Keith Gaustad will host this Spoken Word Showcase on behalf of Riverwest Radio. The event itself is FREE and open…

Read More

special events
Apr 26 April 26 - April 26
1:00pm, $8 GENERAL / $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS / $6 WPBC MEMBERS; FREE to participate
9th Annual Edible Books Show

Edible Book Day is nearly upon us, and we here at Woodland Pattern couldn’t be happier about our 9th year…

Read More

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New Arrivals

Small Press The Road Back to Sweetgrass Linda LeGarde Grover
  Justice Freedom Herbs Margaret Rozga
  Apprenticed to Justice Kimberly Blaeser
  Ban en Banlieue Bhanu Kapil
  Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics TC Tolbert and Trace Peterson (editors)
  Journal of an Ordinary Grief Mahmoud Darwish


Read This

The Road Back to Sweetgrass by Linda LeGarde Grover

Small Press

The Road Back to Sweetgrass is a novel that that moves between past and present, the Native and the non-Native, history and myth, and tradition and survival, as the people of Mozhay Point navigate traumatic historical events and federal Indian policies while looking ahead to future generations and the continuation of the Anishinaabe people.

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