• 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
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
Mar 28 Tuesday, March 28
7:00pm, FREE


Join us for a poetry reading featuring Margaret Noodin, Alexandria Delcourt, and Franklin K.R. Cline, along with former Wisconsin poets laureate, Denise Sweet and Kimberly Blaeser!


As a member of the Poetry Coalition, Woodland Pattern is hosting this program as part of Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration, a series of Coalition-wide events in which each member organization will bring its unique mission to the task of presenting programs and projects on the theme of migration. 


Woodland Pattern's program, in partnership with the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative, will place emphasis on the history of forced migrations of people indigenous to what is now the United States, as well as related contemporary issues, such as tribal sovereignty, ecology, and language revitalization efforts. Each poet will present work variously focused on these concerns.