• 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 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived special events
Apr 26 April 26 - April 26
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

 

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!