• 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
readings & workshops
April 4

Virtual Poetry Reading: Mónica de la Torre + José Felipe Alvergue

readings & workshops
April 4

Virtual Workshop with Mónica de la Torre

readings & workshops
April 10

Virtual Poetry Reading: Marilyn Chin

film & video
April 17

Virtual Film Screening: The Collection

readings & workshops
April 19 - May 10

Intergenerational Self-Collaboration: A Multi-Arts Workshop with Paul McComas

readings & workshops
April 24

Virtual Poetry Reading: Krystal Languell + Jennifer Nelson + Ae Hee Lee

film & video
April 25

Virtual Film Screening: Immortal Cupboard: In Search of Lorine Niedecker 

readings & workshops
April 29

Virtual Poetry Reading: Raquel Salas Rivera + Lara Mimosa Montes

Responding to the coronavirus threat

We love our community and are taking recommended steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus 


In order to safeguard our space and prevent the spread of coronavirus, we are stringently following WHO, CDC, and City Health Department guidelines and have developed a series of additional precautionary measures to ensure that common surfaces are regularly disinfected throughout the day.

Woodland Pattern will likewise cancel all events through March that bring visiting artists into Milwaukee, and will assess the need to extend cancellations through April and May. For now, we remain open and are approaching local events and community group meetings on a case by case basis, as we continue to monitor the situation in Milwaukee and the region and work to move programming online.

For updates on additional event cancellations, please continue to check our website and social media, or give us a call. To stay fully informed, you can also sign up on our home page to receive our e-newsletter.

Currently cancelled/postponed events in March include:

Heid E. Erdrich on 3/12

Poetry & Pi with Chuck Stebelton & Vida Cross on 3/14

Mark Bibbins & Keetje Kuipers with Sam Herschel, Elizabeth Hoover, CJ Scruton, & Rita Mae Reese on 3/20

Eli Goldblatt & Charles Alexander on 3/26

Tara Betts & Jennifer Steele on 3/28

Poetry & Protest workshop sessions with Margaret Rozga

You can help keep Woodland Pattern community members safe by following these protocols while visiting us:

  • Use hand sanitizer after coming inside, before and after touching books, and after contact with common surfaces such as doorknobs and staircase railings.
  • Express your love for others by avoiding hugs and handshakes.
  • In our restrooms, use provided disinfectant wipes on the toilet seat and flush handle, sink fixtures, and restroom door knobs. Please don't flush wipes as they'll clog our plumbing. And don’t forget to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds!
  • Use tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, and discard used tissues immediately. If you're without a tissue, please use your elbow.
  • If you or a loved one have cold or flu-like symptoms or believe you have been exposed to coronavirus, please stay home to protect others


Please stay tuned for further updates and feel free to contact us directly with any questions you may have. Your well-being is our highest priority, and we thank you for your cooperation in preventing the spread of coronavirus.