• 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 special events
Apr 26 April 26 - April 26
11:00am,

 

Edible Book Day is nearly upon us, and we here at Woodland Pattern couldn’t be happier about our 9th year playing host to Milwaukee’s only International Edible Book Festival event! We hope that you can join us on Sunday, April 26th from 1-4 pm.

 

This international celebration of literary gastronomy is the perfect way to honor the late Judith Hoffberg - librarian, archivist, and tireless champion of book arts - who dreamt up the idea for the Edible Book Festival at a Thanksgiving table in 1999. Last year, participants prepared a glut of fantastic edible art, and we hope to enlist the region’s diverse talents once more.

 

The possibilities are bound only by the realm of the edible! In the past, artists have used materials such as candy, chocolate, fruit, vegetables, and tofu to create treats that evoke literary classics or contain original text. Participants enter into one of three categories: Individual Adult (ages 18+), Individual Youth (ages 5-17), or Group (2 or more participants, any age). Attendees will vote for their favorite Adult, Youth, and Group books in the categories of Delectability, Creativity, and Difficulty.

 

There are basically two rules in creating an edible book for the Show. First, the “book” itself must be made of edible materials only (yes, we’re going to eat the books!). Second, the content has to be book related in some way: participants can construct interpretations of or homages to existing works of literature and art, they can take the opportunity to create original texts, or even simply allude to the forms of books in general.

 

While space is somewhat limited, Woodland Pattern invites anyone interested to call and reserve a spot as a participant in the show—adults and kids, individuals or groups, professional chefs or amateur enthusiasts—anyone who wants to bring an idea to edible, bookish life. 

 


TO REGISTER: call 414-263-5001, or stop by Woodland Pattern. 

 

SCHEDULE: 

We'll begin at 1 pm with display and mingling.  

The Edible Ensemble, featuring Gina Litherland, Hal Rammel, and Rick Ollman playing edible instruments, will play at 2 pm 

At 3 pm we'll dig in and judge the entries, and just before 4 pm we’ll announce the winners!