CLOSING EVENT—And She Was Love: Paintings by Akindele John
Featuring Debrasha Greye, Destinny Fletcher, Revolutionary Art Criticism Participants: Amanda Luciano, Akira Mahon, & Brittany Walker
Thurs. Aug. 4 | 6-9 pm | Open to the public
Community Group: Readshop 

Sat. Aug. 6 & 20 | 12:15-1:30 pm CDT | $Give What You Can

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Poetry in the Park—At Juneau Park

Featuring readings from Sass Denny, Paul Druecke, Ed Roberson, and Nikki Wallschlaeger


Tues. Aug. 9 | 6:30 pm CDT | $Give What You Can

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Reading Group: Ping Pong Book Club

Wed. Aug. 10 | 6-7 pm CDT | Open to the public

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Reading & Conversation: Laynie Browne and Carla Harryman

Thurs. Aug. 11 | 7 pm CDT | $Give What You Can

Two author portraits, Laynie Browne on left, Carla Harryman on right.
Concert: Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Set 1: Mark Mantel & Set 2: Wavefiler 


Thurs. Aug. 18 | 7 pm CDT | $Give What You Can

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Poetry Reading: Ed Werstein and Ron Czerwien

Wed. Aug. 31 | 7 pm CDT | $Give What You Can

Author photos: Ed Werstein on left, Ron Czerwein on left. Both are close-up shots, each with a background of green foliage.
Open for browsing

Woodland Pattern is open for browsing! Please stop by, pick up a book, find a chair, and catch up on recent poetry titles. We will be happy to see you! (We strongly encourage masking up before your visit.)

You can also continue to visit our online book center to browse selections from our small-press inventory, or give us a call at (414) 263-5001 to see if we have a title in stock. As always, we are happy to place special orders, ship books to your home, and to offer contactless pick-up at your request.

We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. 

We further acknowledge the grave evil colonialism introduced to these lands ​through genocide as well as slavery, and also via racist and xenophobic ​beliefs, laws​, and practices that continue to inflict harm upon Black, brown, and Indigenous lives. We honor those who have lived—and do live, now—at these intersections of identity and experience, and are committed to the active dismantling of white supremacy.

Read our statement on racial justice

720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414 263 5001

Hours: Tues–Sun | 12-7 pm

Closed Mon

Contactless pick-up: Wed–Fri | 2–6 pm, Sat | 2–5 pm

Building Accessibility: Despite the age of our physical location, and attendant limitations to access, Woodland Pattern is committed to making its programs and facilities available for as many as possible. Please call for more information.

Events Accessibility: Woodland Pattern is able to offer captioning services for its online events and with advanced notice can provide ASL interpretation for live events. Please contact us with accommodation requests and questions.

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