• 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
March 6 - Jun 12

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

performances
March 24

Julie Ezelle Patton + Paul Van Curen + Melinda Zitnick

readings & workshops
March 26

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
March 27

Reading: novelist Halle Butler

readings & workshops
March 28

UWM United We Read: Student / Faculty Reading Series

readings & workshops
April 3

Reading: Tommy Pico

readings & workshops
April 4

Master Class - The Library Is Open: A Workshop on Reading (Yr Poems [Out Loud])

film & video
April 5

aCinema presents: Tarpaulins

readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
April 7

Release & Let Go: A Journal Writing Workshop

readings & workshops
April 9

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
April 12

Community Reading: Tea Krulos

readings & workshops
April 13

Poetry Reading: Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué & Edgar Garcia

readings & workshops
April 13

Master Class: How To Lose Every Little Thing

readings & workshops
April 14

Release & Let Go: A Journal Writing Workshop with Heddy Keith

readings & workshops
April 17

Community Event: Stonewall Stage Talks: Bisexuality 101

performances
April 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
April 23

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
April 28

Release & Let Go: A Journal Writing Workshop with Heddy Keith

readings & workshops
May 7

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

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For almost forty years, our doors have remained open to further a lifetime practice of reading and writing for all.  We are proud to play an important role in bringing together artists and communities with programs.

As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization, we could not have done it without you. 

With your support, Woodland Pattern:

  • Hosts over 250 events annually—poetry readings, film screenings, musical performances, and art exhibitions
  • Provides after-school and summer literary arts education to over 300 students in the Riverwest/Harambee area
  • Engages over 15,000 people each year from the greater Milwaukee area and beyond
  • Has presented and supported thousands of local, regional, and international authors and artists 

If you have benefited from our programs in the past, or have been touched in any way by the work we do, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. 

THOSE WHO DONATE $35 OR MORE RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY YEAR-LONG MEMBERSHIP.

 

Your donation is 100% tax deductible.
 

 

 

Gifts of stock

 

You can donate gifts of stock, mutual funds, and other securities and property to Woodland Pattern. These gifts are tax deductible to donors who itemize gifts on their taxes.

Please follow these instructions:

  1. Contact Woodland Pattern at (414) 264-5001 to notify us that you will be making a stock donation.
     
  2. Contact Woodland Pattern's Robert Baird representative at (414) 765-3606 to make said donation.


You will need the following information:

  • Robert Baird's DTC Number: 0547
     
  • Woodland Pattern's Account Number: 8773-2204 
     
  • Woodland Pattern's Tax ID Number: 39-1332252


Robert Baird will send a letter or email to Woodland Pattern regarding the gift and an acknowledgment of the gift to the donor.

 

 

new ira rollover bill

 

The House has just renewed and made permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover bill. This bill applies to individuals that are 70-1/2 years and older, and allows them to make a direct transfer of up to $100,000 per person from a traditional IRA to benefit qualified 501(C)(3) charities without recognizing the income on a tax return. This legislation was made retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015.

Please note that Wisconsin does not recognize the federal IRA charitable rollover rules; therefore, an IRA charitable rollover will not receive beneficial Wisconsin state income tax treatment under current law.

This legislation is part of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.