• 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 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 readings & workshops
Apr 28 Saturday, April 28
11:00am,

Please join us as we watch a live streamed reading of Louise Erdrich!

Louise Erdrich will be part of the Native American Literary Feast and Festival at LCO-OCC. The festival will include readings by b:william bearhart, Kim Blaeser, Heid Erdrich, and Roberta Hill (from 2-4 PM), drumming (from 4-4:30), Prayer and Feast (from 4:30-6), and concluding with the reading by Louise Erdrich (6-7:30). If you can't make it to the festival, join us at Woodland Pattern! (More information about the festival http://wisconsinreads.org/rice-lake/

About Wisconsin Reads:

Wisconsin Reads The Round House: An NEA Big Read is a project of University of Wisconsin Colleges and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community Colleges’ students, faculty, and staff to bring communities around the state together to discuss Louise Erdrich’s The Round House.  Written in the voice of a thirteen-year-old boy named Joe, whose mother has been brutally raped, the novel explores the impact of the rape on family members and the tribal community in particular, as well as the larger issue of sexual assault on Native American women.

With discussions, films, lectures, art exhibits, and story-telling workshops on university campuses and public libraries in the cities and surrounding areas of Rice Lake, Hayward/LCO, Marshfield, Baraboo, Waukesha and Milwaukee in March and April of 2018, the project will also provide programming for area youth, who will be introduced to Erdrich’s children’s novel The Birchbark House, as well as her poetry.

Full schedule of events in Waukesha and Milwaukee: http://wisconsinreads.org/waukeshamilwaukee/

A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read is meant to broaden understanding of the world and our communities through the sharing of a good book. Additional funding has been provided by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Marshfield Community Foundation, the Friends of the Marshfield Public Library, the UW Colleges, and several departments and programs at the UW Colleges, including American Indian Studies, the UW Colleges Libraries, and the UW-Barron County Foundation.