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  • 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 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
May 12 Thursday, May 12
11:00am,

 

Join Woodland Pattern Book Center & The Friends of Lorine Niedecker to celebrate Lorine’s birthday!

 

Poet and publisher David Wilk will talk about his 40-plus years involvement with Niedecker's work with Woodland Pattern co-founder and Friends of Lorine Niedecker board member Karl Gartung. 

 

Reception to follow.

 


David Wilk has participated in almost every aspect of publishing and book distribution, and has worked extensively with letterpress, fine arts books, and poetry. He was editor of the influential literary journal TRUCK - devoting an entire issue to Lorine Niedecker's work - and of the affiliated Truck Press. He’s been writing poetry and nonfiction since the late sixties and his work has been published widely. Wilk’s podcast at writerscast.com has featured interviews with over 250 writers and publishing professionals.

 

Karl Gartung was born in Liberal, Kansas in 1947. He received a B.A. from Hastings College, in Nebraska, in 1969. In 1976 he was hired to run a small press bookstore (Boox, Inc.) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gartung says this was the beginning of his serious apprenticeship to contemporary literature. In 1979 he was a co-founder, with Karl Young and Anne Kingsbury, of Woodland Pattern Book Center. At Woodland Pattern he has been involved in the planning and presentation of hundreds of poetry readings, music performances, art and book exhibit.