• 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

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
Nov 16 Saturday, November 16
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

Join us for Woodland Pattern’s 39th Anniversary Gala as we celebrate and honor members from our community. The evening will feature a reception, silent auction, and program with performances by award-winning poet Ron Padgett and musical group Ruth B8r Ginsburg. Proceeds raised will benefit Woodland Pattern’s ongoing programming for contemporary literature and the arts.

at The Cooperage - 822 S. Water St., Milwaukee

5 PM: Reception (hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and silent auction)

7 PM: Program (featuring Ron Padgett and Ruth B8r Ginsburg)

Reception + Program: $80 individual / $150 couple | Program Only: $25 advance / $30 door

**You can still purchase tickets for the program by giving us a call at (414) 263-5001 from 12-4 PM on 11/16 or at will call. Doors for Program Only tickets will open at 6:45 PM**


In the mid-1960s, Ron Padgett became a vital member of the Second Generation New York School Poets, a group that included Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, and others. He is the author of over twenty collections of poetry, including Great Balls of Fire (1969, reissued 1990); You Never Know (2001); How to Be Perfect (2007); How Long (2011), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Collected Poems (2013), winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize. He has also collaborated with Ted Berrigan and the artists Jim Dine and George Schneeman, published numerous collections of prose, and translated work from the French by Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars. 

Padgett has been a teacher, director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, and publications director at the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and lives in New York City and Vermont.

Ruth B8r Ginsburg is a neo soul-folk group from Milwaukee, with an aim to lift up the people’s voices. In seven-part vocal harmonies, they address a myriad of contemporary issues.


2019 GALA SPONSORS
 
Sestina
Janine Arseneau
Greg Flegel
National Business Furniture
Reilly, Penner & Benton
 
Sonnet
Karl Gartung & Anne Kingsbury
Peter Goldberg
Paula Goldman
Riverwest Currents
 
Haiku
Beautiful Cleaning
Godfrey & Kahn
Margarete & David Harvey (in honor of Matthea Harvey & Rob Casper)
Riverwest Realty
Rhyme Business Products
Mary Gute Witte & Edward B. Witte

Broadside gifts
DoubleCross Press

Auction
Adjunct Press
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Bar / Wonderland
Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Big Heart Healing Arts
Black Husky Brewing
Vince Bushell
Café Corazón
Carenza Salon
Centro
Company Brewing
Danceworks
Downer Avenue Wine & Spirits
Sandy Duffy
Florentine Opera
Hotel Washington
Invivo
Izzy Hops
The Jazz Estate
Anne Kingsbury
Ed Krishok
Erick "CK" Ledesma
Gina Litherland
La Lune Collection
Lynden Sculpture Garden
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Film
Milwaukee Public Library
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Next Act Theater
Marcelia Nicholson
Pitymilk Press
Poetry Magazine
Powers Jewelry Designers
Present Music
Tabal Chocolate
Tandem
Darlene Rzezotarski
Harvey Taylor
Ugly Duckling Presse
Urban Ecology Center
Vegetarian Alcoholic Press
Von Trier
Wave Books
Wellspring Organic Farm & Retreat Center
Write On, Door County