• 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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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived exhibitions
Oct 31 October 31 - January 31
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Woodland Pattern Book Center is excited to host Cecilia Vicuña as part of Women of the Archives, a series of readings, workshops, and exhibitions celebrating women who have made a significant contribution to our history.


Expanding the concept of the quipu (Khipu) - the Andean “writing” system with knots - and the book, Vicuña will revisit her first 2001 Woodland Pattern installation Book No Book, an anthological exhibition of artist’s books. No quipu, no book will consist of new works created since then, along with archival documentation of book works dating from the 70’s that were not included in the previous exhibition.

 

FREE Reception from 3 pm-5 pm

A ticketed performance will begin at 7 pm

 

Admission: $8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members 

 

The performance is FREE for participants in Cecilia Vicuña's workshop: A QUIPU OF THOUGHTS FOR THE EARTH

taking place from 12 pm-3 pm on Sunday, November 1. 

Register online, or call (414) 263-5001. 

 


Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, filmmaker and political activist who addresses pressing concerns of the modern world including ecological destruction, human rights and cultural homogenization. Vicuña has published twenty-two art and poetry books, including Kuntur Ko (Tornsound, 2015), Spit Temple (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), and Cloud Net (Art in General, 2000). Her art has been exhibited and collected widely at such venues as Tate Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile; and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She was appointed Messenger Lecturer 2015 at Cornell University, an honor bestowed on authors who contribute to the "Evolution of Civilization for the special purpose of raising the moral standard of our political, business, and social life."


Women of the Archives is an ongoing series celebrating the University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries' acquisition of the Woodland Pattern archive, and of the rich history that this archive represents.  

 

Women of the Archives was made possible with generous support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Mary L. Nohl Fund.