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  • 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 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 

Archived readings & workshops
Nov 1 November 1 - November 1
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

Woodland Pattern Book Center is excited to host Cecilia Vicuña as part of Women of the Archives, a series of readings, workshops, and exhibitions celebrating women who have made a significant contribution to our history.


Participants in this workshop are asked to bring with them some notes and thoughts for the healing of earth, and together we will use these notes to compose and create a collective quipu.

 

The Inca writing system known as the quipu is a knotted page of information which could be easily transported and translated across the wide expanses of South America. Vicuña began working with the quipu as visual/verbal artwork in the mid-’60s as a way of "hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard."

 

ALL are welcome, no prior knowledge of or experience with quipu is necessary.

 

Vicuña's Woodland Pattern exhibition, No quipu, no book, will open at 3 pm on Saturday, October 31, and a ticketed performance will take place at 7 pm. Register for this workshop, and receive FREE admission to Vicuña's performance. 


Workshop Registration


Women of the Archives is an ongoing series celebrating the University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries' acquisition of the Woodland Pattern archive, and of the rich history that this archive represents.  

 

Women of the Archives was made possible with generous support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Mary L. Nohl Fund.