• 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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film & video
November 17

aCinema presents Spatial Corrections

readings & workshops
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived special events
Sep 9 September 9 - September 11
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

 

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.