• 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
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived special events
Dec 13 December 13 - December 13
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

 

Come celebrate another year with Woodland Pattern at our annual Open House on Sunday, December 13th!

 

This year’s Open House will feature a 2 PM screening of Welcome to This House: A Film About Elizabeth Bishop, presented with the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival & the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.

 

Welcome to This House is a haunting nonfiction essay on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), a documentary, for filmmaker Barbara Hammer, about “life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure.” Suitably engaged with the geographical, Hammer filmed in Bishop’s “best loved homes” in the States, Canada, and Brazil, her camera poetically inhabiting the buildings and landscapes to summon memories, cultural, artistic, biographical. Kathleen Chalfant performs Bishop’s poetry and vocalist/composer Joan La Barbara provides the expressive score. The rich tapestry of testifying voices includes those of Marie-Claire Blais, Rosana Clark Warren, Edmund White, John Ashbery, more.

 

As always, there will be baked goodies and beverages, good conversation, and books to browse, as well as an opportunity to check out our latest gallery exhibition, No quipu, no book: Works by Cecilia Vicuña. It's also a great way to get a jump on your holiday gift buying and to sign up for the 22nd Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit set to take place on January 30th. Can’t wait to see you there!