• 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
readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

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

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 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

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 special events
Nov 3 Friday, November 3

Join us on Friday, November 3rd for our 37th Annual Anniversary Gala!


Woodland Pattern’s 2017 Anniversary Gala will honor and celebrate the retirement of our Co-Founding Executive Director, Anne Kingsbury, who, with Karl Gartung, cultivated a strong and vibrant poetry community in Milwaukee’s Riverwest Neighborhood for 37 years. 

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211



Tickets for both the reception and program are available at the door. 

Reception & Program: $80 Individual | $150 Couple

Program Only: $25 Advance | $30 Door



Sponsors receive "reception and tickets", reserved program seating, recognition in all promotional materials, including the event program.


Sponsorship Options
Level 1 $250.00 USDLevel 2 $500.00 USDLevel 3 $1,000.00 USD



5:30 pm Reception

Cash bar, catered hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, mingling with Gala Honorees, David Wilk and Tom Montag; featured poet TBA; and numerous notable Milwaukeeans.  

7 pm Program
Presentation of awards to Gala Honorees, David Wilk and Tom Montag; readings by Wilk & Montag along with current and former Milwaukee Poets Laureate Susan Firer, Jim Chapson, John Koethe & Roberto Harrison, and former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser.