• 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 

Archived special events
Sep 9 September 9 - September 11
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

 

Join Woodland Pattern at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park as we celebrate 30 years of the Indian Summer Festival. As always, the Woodland Pattern tent will feature hundreds of titles straight from the shelves of our bookstore, including sections for Native American history, languages, and children's books, to name just a few. 

 

Additionally, we're excited to expand our literary programming.

 

SCHEDULE


Friday, September 9th: Education Day
(9:00AM-2:00PM)

9:45 & 11:00 AM
Anishinaabemowin Language Activities with Margaret Noodin, Janis Fairbanks, and Patti Gardner

12:15 & 1:30 PM
Play Presentation Featuring Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser

Friday, September 9th: General Admission (4:00PM-12:00AM)

8:00 PM
Poetry Reading featuring Bryan Bearheart, Margaret Noodin, and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser

Saturday, September 10th 
(12:00PM-12:00AM)

3:00 PM
Play Reading in Anishinaabemowin and English

6:00 PM
Poetry Recitations featuring Native Poetry featuring Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser

Sunday, September 11
(11:00 AM-8:00 PM)

3:00PM
Poetry Reading with Kenzie Allen and Franklin Cline

 

See the full Indian Summer Festival here

 

 

TICKETS


Adults $15 | Elders (60 and over) $12 
Children 12 and under FREE

There's no additional charge for Woodland Pattern events.