• 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
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exhibitions
February 16 - Mar 17

Exhibition: bruise bullet flower

readings & workshops
February 17

Writing Life Stories: A Memoir Workshop

performances
February 21

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Rosa Alcalá & Daniel Borzutzky

readings & workshops
February 24

Writing Life Stories: A Memoir Workshop

readings & workshops
February 26

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
February 28

Poetry Reading: dg nanouk okpik

performances
March 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Wayfaring

readings & workshops
March 12

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
March 26

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
April 9

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
April 23

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
May 7

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

Urban Youth Literary Arts

The Urban Youth Literary Arts After-School Program works with schools and other organizations to offer free creative writing and interdisciplinary arts workshops.  The program consists of three main avenues of student engagement:

  1. After school community learning center hours, 
  2. Summer community learning center hours, and
  3. Summer inter-arts poetry camps.

Our programming seeks to intentionally strengthen inter-student and student-to-staff relationships. The overarching goal of everything we do is to help students become better at expressing themselves whether through writing, performing, or art. Community Learning Center staff, guest artists, teachers, Woodland Pattern staff and students all complete the same activities and share together to develop relationships and build a sense of community.