• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 26

Book Talk: Ed Pavlić, Who Can Afford to Improvise?

readings & workshops
April 29

Poet Reading with Mark Doty

readings & workshops
April 29

Iroquios Raised Beading Workshop with James Kelly

exhibitions
May 4 -4

Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

readings & workshops
May 10

Poetry Reading: Lindsay Daigle

readings & workshops
May 16

Poetry Reading: Mai Der Vang, author or Afterland

readings & workshops
June 6 -9

Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond 

Urban Youth Literary Arts

The Urban Youth Literary Arts After-School Program works with schools and other organizations to offer free creative writing and interdisciplinary arts workshops.  The program consists of three main avenues of student engagement:

  1. After school community learning center hours, 
  2. Summer community learning center hours, and
  3. Summer inter-arts poetry camps.

Our programming seeks to intentionally strengthen inter-student and student-to-staff relationships. The overarching goal of everything we do is to help students become better at expressing themselves whether through writing, performing, or art. Community Learning Center staff, guest artists, teachers, Woodland Pattern staff and students all complete the same activities and share together to develop relationships and build a sense of community.