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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
December 22

Community Reading: Midwinter Day

readings & workshops
January 6

Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived readings & workshops
Nov 1 November 1 - November 1
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

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.


Participants in this workshop are asked to bring with them some notes and thoughts for the healing of earth, and together we will use these notes to compose and create a collective quipu.

 

The Inca writing system known as the quipu is a knotted page of information which could be easily transported and translated across the wide expanses of South America. Vicuña began working with the quipu as visual/verbal artwork in the mid-’60s as a way of "hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard."

 

ALL are welcome, no prior knowledge of or experience with quipu is necessary.

 

Vicuña's Woodland Pattern exhibition, No quipu, no book, will open at 3 pm on Saturday, October 31, and a ticketed performance will take place at 7 pm. Register for this workshop, and receive FREE admission to Vicuña's performance. 


Workshop Registration


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.