• 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 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

exhibitions
December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

readings & workshops
December 12

Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

readings & workshops
December 13

Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

performances
December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1

CLOSED

special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

Archived special events
May 12 Thursday, May 12
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

 

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.