• 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

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

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

readings & workshops
December 5

Poetry Reading: Bryon Cherry, Sam Pekarske, Bethany Price, and Kelly Sexton

film & video
December 6

aCinema presents Nervous Translation

exhibitions
December 8 - Jan 26

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

Archived readings & workshops
Sep 7 Saturday, September 7
11:00am,

We have a new workshop coming up on Saturday, Sept. 7th, with a special opportunity to explore our home neighborhood of Riverwest! From Ana: In this workshop we will play with space and find correspondences in words to explore the materiality of our meeting spot: Woodland Pattern and its wealth of art, as well as the Riverwest neighborhood. A poetic walk from A to B will bring us to the nearby Gordon Park where we will speak (in poetry) to its sculptures, structures—and the river. Bring pen and paper (or a phone) and your thoughts about space and flow in your writing—and about Riverwest. “Architecture began like all writing. A stone was placed on end, and it was a letter,” says Victor Hugo; and pondering our dwellings and their histories brings unexpected textures and cadences to our writing as we engage with the built and natural environment, the history, and our place in it.

workshop will run from 2 to 5 PM

To reserve a spot, purchase a ticket below or give us a call at 414-263-5001.

Sliding-scale rates are also available--please call us for more information.

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About the artist:

Born in Croatia in 1977, Ana Božičević is a poet, translator, teacher, and occasional singer. She is the author of Joy of Missing Out (Birds, LLC, 2017), the Lambda Award-winning Rise in the Fall (Birds, LLC, 2013) and Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009). She is the recipient of 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović (Phoneme Media, 2015). The anthology of translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York Poets she co-edited with Željko Mitić appeared in Serbia in Fall 2011.

At the PhD Program in English at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York she studied New American poetics and alternative art schools and communities, and edited lectures by Diane di Prima for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Ana has read, taught and performed at Art Basel, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Poets, Harvard University, Naropa University, San Francisco State University Poetry Center, the Sorbonne, Third Man Records, University of Arizona Poetry Center, and The Watermill Center. Her poetry workshops explore the poetic image, performance, and the lyric, and blur the disciplinary boundaries between poetry and the visual arts, film, music, architecture and design.


Part of our new series Through Lines, celebrating contemporary lyric poetry. Made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.