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  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
May 27 - Aug 28

Between a Portrait and its Other {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}

readings & workshops
June 2

Book Release: Timothy Yu & Mike Hauser

performances
June 5

Alternating Currents Live presents Russ Johnson Trio

readings & workshops
June 5

Reading: Ed Roberson

readings & workshops
June 7 -10

Whose Sleeves (Tagasode Byobu) with Ed Roberson

special events
June 12

Locust Street Festival of Music & Art

performances
June 16

Formations presents Michael Bettine & Matt Turner-Hal Rammel Duo

special events
June 20 - Jul 1

Inter-Arts Poetry Camp

performances
June 28

Concert: House & Land

performances
June 29

Alternating Currents Live presents Jaap Blonk

readings & workshops
June 30

Book Release: Thomas Gaudynski, Re: Re: Re: Essays and Drawings

July 5 -17

CLOSED for Inventory

readings & workshops
July 28

Poetry Reading: Wendy Lee Spacek, Morgan Eldridge & Richard Wehrenberg, Jr. 

Featured Upcoming Events

Between a Portrait and its Other {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}

May 27 - August 28
5:00pm, FREE

  Between a Portrait and its Other For Paul Vanderbilt {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}   Opening reception: Friday, May 27 | 5-7 PM Exhibition: May 27 to August 28, 2016 FREE and open to the public. This summer, Woodland Pattern Book Center will explore the notion of personal collections and archives. Three prominent individuals—Joseph Pabst (activist philanthropist), Bryce Clark (owner of Cempazuchi restaurant) and Andy Kraushaar (Visual Materials Curator at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison)—present their unique photographic collections in Between a Portrait and its Other, an…

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Book Release: Timothy Yu & Mike Hauser

Thursday, June 2
7:00pm, FREE

A reading in celebration of recent poetry publications - 100 Chinese Silences (Les Figues Press) by Timothy Yu & Red And White Balloons (Adjunct Press) by Mike Hauser.  Timothy Yu is the author of 100 Chinese Silences, the editor’s selection in the Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest, and of Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965 (Stanford), winner of the Book Award in Literary Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. He is also the author of…

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Alternating Currents Live presents Russ Johnson Trio

Sunday, June 5
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS

  Russ Johnson - trumpet/compositions Jason Roebke - bass Mike Reed - drums   Trumpeter Russ Johnson is a recent Midwest transplant after spending 23 years as an important member of New York City’s jazz community. He has 7 recordings as a leader or co-leader and performed on more than 75 recordings as a sideman. Russ has worked alongside many of the legendary figures in jazz including Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Bill Frisell, and Joe Lovano. In addition, Russ has recorded and/or
performed with a long…

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Reading: Ed Roberson

Sunday, June 5
2:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS | FREE for participants in Whose Sleeves? (Tagasode Byobu)

Join us as Ed Roberson give a poetry reading to kick off his residency at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.     As Woodland Pattern & Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-In-Residence, Ed Roberson will conduct a 4-day intensive writing workshop from Tuesday, June 7 through Friday, June 10. Sessions will run from 1-4 PM daily at Lynden. More information here, or call 414-263-5001.    Ed Roberson is the author of ten books of poetry including a chapbook, Closest Pronunciation (Drinking Gourd Series, Northwestern University Press). His most recent book, To See…

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Whose Sleeves? (Tagasode Byobu) with Ed Roberson

June 7 - June 10
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

Join us at Lynden Sculpture Garden for an intensive workshop with writer-in-residence Ed Roberson!  Workshop Registration General $200.00 USDMember of WPBC/Lynden $185.00 USD Fee: $200 | $185 for members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern (one discount only). To register by phone, call 414-263-5001.    Whose Sleeves (Tagasode Byobu) is an intensive workshop at Lynden Sculpture Garden with writer-in-residence Ed Roberson.The residency will begin with a reading by Ed Roberson at Woodland Pattern on June 5 at 2 pm, and will culminate in…

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Featured Upcoming Events


exhibitions
May 27 May 27 - August 28
5:00pm, FREE
Between a Portrait and its Other {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}

  Between a Portrait and its Other For Paul Vanderbilt {guest curated by Debra Brehmer}   Opening reception: Friday, May 27 | 5-7 PM Exhibition: May…

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readings & workshops
Jun 2 Thursday, June 2
7:00pm, FREE
Book Release: Timothy Yu & Mike Hauser

A reading in celebration of recent poetry publications - 100 Chinese Silences (Les Figues Press) by Timothy Yu & Red And…

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performances
Jun 5 Sunday, June 5
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS
Alternating Currents Live presents Russ Johnson Trio

  Russ Johnson - trumpet/compositions Jason Roebke - bass Mike Reed - drums   Trumpeter Russ Johnson is a recent Midwest transplant after spending 23…

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readings & workshops
Jun 5 Sunday, June 5
2:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS | FREE for participants in Whose Sleeves? (Tagasode Byobu)
Reading: Ed Roberson

Join us as Ed Roberson give a poetry reading to kick off his residency at the Lynden Sculpture Garden.     As…

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readings & workshops
Jun 7 June 7 - June 10
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden
Whose Sleeves? (Tagasode Byobu) with Ed Roberson

Join us at Lynden Sculpture Garden for an intensive workshop with writer-in-residence Ed Roberson!  Workshop Registration General $200.00 USDMember of WPBC/Lynden…

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New Arrivals

Small Press Re: Re: Re: Essays and Drawings Thomas Gaudynski
  Cries for Justice Art Night Books
  Can I Come Over to Your House? Poor Farm Press
  Ten Control Mills Joshua David Lickteig
  Thief in the Interior Phillip B. Williams
  I Must Be Living Twice Eileen Myles


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Re: Re: Re: Essays and Drawings by Thomas Gaudynski

Small Press

"Thomas Gaudynski's witty, deeply personal essays convey his lifelong passion for experimental poetry, music, and art. With contagious enthusiasm and a gift for clear exposition, Gaudynski offers fresh insights for his fellow devotees and inspires the rest of us to catch up on the fun. Read, learn, and enjoy." –Jody Clowes, Director James Watrous Gallery.

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