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Event Calendar
special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived readings & workshops
Dec 10 December 10 - December 11
7:00pm, Pay What You Can


Lynden Sculpture Garden & Woodland Pattern Book Center are excited to host poet & essayist Anne Boyer! As fall writer-in-residence Boyer will give a reading at Woodland Pattern on Friday, December 9, and conduct a two-day workshop at Lynden on Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11.


Limited space is still available. To register, call Woodland Pattern at 414-263-5001 



This is a workshop in the poetics of alchemical insurgency and the insurgent alchemical. How do we take what we already have and turn it into what we want? What do we do with what we want when we get it? Over two days, we will conduct research into varieties of transformation and their literary possibilities and impossibilities, including but not limited to experiments in transmuting texts, investigatory desiring, diamond gleaning, trash eating, temporal dislocation, spatial disruption, and conceptual metabolisms. Participants are encouraged to bring old journals, correspondence, notes, images, natural objects, problematic texts, and other used, worn out, or impossible materials from which to work.




Saturday, December 10 | 1-5 PM

Sunday, December 11 | 10 AM-12 PM; a public reading and reception will follow at 1 PM




Anne Boyer & Juliet Patterson

Friday, December 9 | 7 PM

at Woodland Pattern Book Center


$8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members

FREE for workshop participants



Anne Boyer is a poet and essayist whose books include The Romance of Happy Workers, My Common Heart, and the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women which Maureen McLane described in The New York Times as “a sad, beautiful, passionate book that registers the political economy of literature and of life itself.” Boyer’s work has been translated into a number of languages including Icelandic, Spanish, Persian, and Swedish, and in the spring of 2013, her chapbook, A Form of Sabotage, was published by the theory collective Kült Neşriyat in Turkish translation. Boyer’s other chapbooks include Anne Boyer’s Good Apocalypse, Art is War, and The 2000s. With Guillermo Parra and Cassandra Gillig, she has translated the work of 20th century Venezuelan poets Victor Valera Mora, Miguel James, and Miyo Vestrini. With K. Silem Mohammad, she was a founding editor of the poetry journal, Abraham Lincoln. Boyer is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, a four year college of Art and Design, where she teaches writing, literature, and theory in the school of the Liberal Arts. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.