• 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 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

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
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

BECOME A MEMBER

 

Help make Woodland Pattern possible - become a member! 

By donating a minimum of $35 ($25 student/senior) per year, you will become a member and receive the full benefits. Membership benefits include 10% off in the bookstore, 25% off ticketed events, discounts on workshops and master classes, a new tote, and the wonderful feeling of supporting your community. Thank you!

Membership Options

 

VOLUNTEER

 

We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the bookstore, during special events, and in other capacities. Those interested in gaining non-profit experience, knowledge of the literary world and of book store operations, please contact Peter Burzynski at peterb@woodlandpattern.org or 414-263-5001. 

After 15 hours, volunteers are eligible for a 30% discount on store merchandise and free admittance to events (some restrictions do apply).

Book Center Volunteers

Woodland Pattern is looking for enthusiastic and reliable Book Center Volunteers! We are in need of volunteers to help fill Tuesday–Friday, 5-8pm, and Saturday–Sunday 12pm–5pm. Weekend availability required.

Bookstore volunteers work on a rotating schedule so that no one person works every weekend.

Special Events Volunteers

We hold four special events per year:

  • Poetry Marathon in January
  • Edible Books Show in April
  • Community Ties Raffle during Locust Street Festival in June 
  • Annual Anniversary Gala in November

Every year we call volunteers to ask if they're available to help out during the actual event. Call us to be added to the list.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently searching for volunteers interested in working closely with specific staff on specialized projects. Inquire for more information to volunteer in these areas:

  • Marketing, Social Media, & Development
  • Programming, Inventory, & Distribution
  • Systems & Data Management

Join our team and volunteer!