• 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

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived special events
Dec 13 December 13 - December 13
11:00am,

 

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!