• 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

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

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 special events
Dec 13 December 13 - December 13
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

 

Come celebrate another year with Woodland Pattern at our annual Open House on Sunday, December 13th!

 

This year’s Open House will feature a 2 PM screening of Welcome to This House: A Film About Elizabeth Bishop, presented with the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival & the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.

 

Welcome to This House is a haunting nonfiction essay on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), a documentary, for filmmaker Barbara Hammer, about “life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure.” Suitably engaged with the geographical, Hammer filmed in Bishop’s “best loved homes” in the States, Canada, and Brazil, her camera poetically inhabiting the buildings and landscapes to summon memories, cultural, artistic, biographical. Kathleen Chalfant performs Bishop’s poetry and vocalist/composer Joan La Barbara provides the expressive score. The rich tapestry of testifying voices includes those of Marie-Claire Blais, Rosana Clark Warren, Edmund White, John Ashbery, more.

 

As always, there will be baked goodies and beverages, good conversation, and books to browse, as well as an opportunity to check out our latest gallery exhibition, No quipu, no book: Works by Cecilia Vicuña. It's also a great way to get a jump on your holiday gift buying and to sign up for the 22nd Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit set to take place on January 30th. Can’t wait to see you there!