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  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
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Event Calendar
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performances
September 2

Playback Milwaukee Theatre presents "My Milwaukee Story"

performances
September 8

Br!NK New Works Festival: THE SWEETER THE CRIME

performances
September 9

Br!NK New Works Festival: THE HALL OF FINAL RUIN

readings & workshops
September 10

4 Artists || 4 Perspectives: Joan Kane

special events
September 11 -13

Indian Summer Festival: Gathering of Clans

readings & workshops
September 15

Book Discussion: The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig

readings & workshops
September 16

Book Release: Brittany Cavallaro & Cynthia Marie Hoffman

readings & workshops
September 17

Book Release: Daniel Khalastchi & Marc Rahe

exhibitions
September 19 - Oct 18

Printing Matters: Books, Ephemera and Photos by Susan E. King

readings & workshops
September 20 -20

Artists at Work: The Creative Aside with Susan E. King

readings & workshops
September 26

Reading: Joan Kane

readings & workshops
September 26

The Art of Keeping a workshop with Joan Kane

performances
September 27 - Nov 8

Alternating Currents Live 20th Anniversary Season

 

performances
September 27

Alternating Currents Live presents James Falzone's Early Music Quartet

special events
October 16 -17

2015 Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

readings & workshops
October 16

Publishing Talk: Carmen Giménez Smith with David Wilk

readings & workshops
October 18

Reading: David Wilk, Lisa Fishman & Patrick Morrissey

performances
November 1

Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre & Barre Phillips Trio

performances
November 8

Harrison Bankhead, Benjamin Duboc, Hamid Drake & Ramon Lopez

special events
November 13

Woodland Pattern's 35th Anniversary Gala featuring Alice Notley

readings & workshops
December 5

Book Release: Janice Lobo Sapigao & Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey

 

Featured Upcoming Events

Playback Milwaukee Theatre presents "My Milwaukee Story"

Wednesday, September 2
7:00pm, Suggested Donation, $5

  Woodland Pattern is pleased to host Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company as they present My Milwaukee Story.   Playback Theatre is a type of improvisational theatre in which stories from audience members are heard and enacted on the spot with words, movement, and music. In My Milwaukee Story, audience members will be asked to recall their experiences of life in Milwaukee, and to consider the following: What IS IT about Milwaukee? Why is the dialogue about either being on the verge of leaving Milwaukee…

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Alternating Currents Live 20th Anniversary Season

September 27 - November 8
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS | $20 SERIES PASS

Alternating Currents Live & Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrate 20 years of presenting new and creative music in Milwaukee. The 20th Anniversary Season:   James Falzone's Early Music Quartet Sunday, September 27, 7 pm   James Falzone's Early Music Quartet interprets music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the filter of improvisation. This quartet, founded in 2010 for a performance at the inaugural Chicago Early Music Festival, features four of Chicago's most intrepid improvisers all of whom have performed at Woodland Pattern in the…

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35th Anniversary Gala featuring Alice Notley

Friday, November 13
5:30pm

  We’re excited to announce that our 35th Anniversary Gala performer will be genre-defying writer Alice Notley, whose decades-long commitment to literary disobedience has given us one of the most wide-ranging and important bodies of work in contemporary American poetry.   Notley is the author of more than 25 books, including Culture of One (Penguin Books, 2011), Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (Wesleyan University Press, 2011), and Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2005 (Wesleyan, 2008); and has been recipient of…

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Featured Upcoming Events


performances
Sep 2 Wednesday, September 2
7:00pm, Suggested Donation, $5
Playback Milwaukee Theatre presents "My Milwaukee Story"

  Woodland Pattern is pleased to host Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company as they present My Milwaukee Story.   Playback Theatre is a type…

Read More

performances
Sep 27 September 27 - November 8
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS | $20 SERIES PASS
Alternating Currents Live 20th Anniversary Season

Alternating Currents Live & Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrate 20 years of presenting new and creative music in Milwaukee. The 20th…

Read More

special events
Nov 13 Friday, November 13
5:30pm,
35th Anniversary Gala featuring Alice Notley

  We’re excited to announce that our 35th Anniversary Gala performer will be genre-defying writer Alice Notley, whose decades-long commitment to…

Read More

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New Arrivals

Small Press Manhattan Luck Alice Notley
  Proving Nothing to Anyone Matt Cook
  Impersonations Mark Zimmermann
  Weweni Margaret Noodin
  Ecodeviance CA Conrad
  Increase Lapham & Lorine Niedecker Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes


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Manhattan Luck by Alice Notley

Small Press

MANHATTAN LUCK includes four previously uncollected texts from the 70s and early 80s: the poems "For My Sister: Meeting in Air," and "Manhattan Luck," the short collection of poems "Jimmy Valentine," and the play "Anne's White Glove." Alice Notley's book is the first title of Hearts Desire Press, the publishing wing of the Bay Area Public School. MANHATTAN LUCK is published on the occasion of, and as a fundraiser for, "Alette in Oakland: A Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley."

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