• 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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special events
June 18 -22

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

special events
June 25 -29

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

readings & workshops
June 28

Poetry Reading: Elisa Karbin & Jessica L. Walsh

special events
July 7

Dedicated to the One I Love: Karaoke for Education

readings & workshops
July 10

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park at Juneau Park

readings & workshops
July 12

Poetry Reading: Ed Werstein & Sylvia Cavanaugh

readings & workshops
July 14

Genre: Urban Arts Reading

readings & workshops
July 18

Book Launch: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

performances
July 19

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived readings & workshops
Sep 26 Saturday, September 26
7:00pm, $6

 

Poems are a form of resilience. Poetry allows for its makers and readers to keep functioning despite failure, difficulty, and distress. This workshop will encourage participants to read and discuss texts (from Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Santee FrazierLayli Long Soldier, Luis Urrea, Jean Valentine and Frank X Walker) and generate new work investigating the memories, symbols, and languages that poetry allows us to retain and reframe—from the complicated personal and social narratives that we invent and inherit to the places we seek out or depart from, and the lyric moments we envision.

 

For more information, or to register, visit Woodland Pattern or call (414) 263-5001. 

 

Joan Kane will also give a reading at 7 pm on Saturday, September 26. The reading is FREE for workshop participants. 


Joan Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife and Hyperboreal. She has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry from AWP, the USA Projects Creative Vision Award, an American Book Award, the Alaska Literary Award, and fellowships from the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Alaska Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the School for Advanced Research, and Alaska Pacific University.

 

Workshop Registration