• 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
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
June 17 -28

Poetry Camp!

performances
June 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Featured Upcoming Events

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

April 6 - June 29
12:15pm, $Give What You Can

Every other Saturday, starting April 6th | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Readshops led by Karl Gartung: Participants will dive into foundational works from the 20th century, beginning with works by “Objectivist" poets such as Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, Basil Bunting, and Lorine Niedecker. We will be reading the poetry aloud and discussing it as questions arise, on the spot, as deeply as needed. The only prerequisite is curiosity. The first book to be read…

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Poetry Camp!

June 17 - June 28
8:30am, Free to participants!

Woodland Pattern's Poetry Camp is a FREE five-day inter-arts camp serving youth entering grades 6-12. Each day of the one-week session includes breakfast, two hours of focused writing, workshop with guest artist, lunch, and a field trip. Encouraged to think critically, students respectfully engage with one another's ideas by creating collaborative poems and critiquing each other’s writing. Writing teachers, who are also working artists, present poetry from a wide range of literary traditions and cultural and artistic backgrounds by facilitating discussion to identify techniques,…

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Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Thursday, June 20
7:00pm, $6

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI. Set 1: Seed Sounds trio Rick Ollman (multi-instrumentalist), Linda Binder (electric violin), and Paul Westfahl (drums/percussion) Set 2: Jakob Heinemann trio

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Featured Upcoming Events


readings & workshops
Apr 6 April 6 - June 29
12:15pm, $Give What You Can
Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

Every other Saturday, starting April 6th | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Readshops led by Karl Gartung:…

Read More

readings & workshops
Jun 17 June 17 - June 28
8:30am, Free to participants!
Poetry Camp!

Woodland Pattern's Poetry Camp is a FREE five-day inter-arts camp serving youth entering grades 6-12. Each day of the one-week session includes…

Read More

performances
Jun 20 Thursday, June 20
7:00pm, $6
Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI. Set 1:…

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New Arrivals

Small Press bruise bullet flower Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
  Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
  The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
  Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger
  So What Franklin K.R. Cline


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bruise bullet flower by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Small Press

bruise bullet flower documents the strength, vulnerability, and beauty of black, brown, and mostly queer-identified individuals living under the daily threat of gun violence in the United States.

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