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readings & workshops
April 29

Poet Reading with Mark Doty

readings & workshops
April 29

Iroquios Raised Beading Workshop with James Kelly

exhibitions
May 4 -4

Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

readings & workshops
May 10

Poetry Reading: Lindsay Daigle

readings & workshops
May 16

Poetry Reading: Mai Der Vang, author or Afterland

readings & workshops
June 6 -9

Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond 

Featured Upcoming Events

Offsite Poetry Reading: Mark Doty

Saturday, April 29
7:00pm, $10 General / $5 Students

One of America’s most acclaimed poets, Mark Doty, will give a special reading on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Park East Hotel, 916 State Street, Milwaukee. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for students. Doty’s appearance is in conjunction with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poet’s (WFOP) annual spring conference, being held at the Park East Hotel Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017. The conference will also feature readings by past and present Wisconsin and Milwaukee…

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Iroquois Raised Beading Workshop Part 2

Saturday, April 29
1:00pm, $50

Join Woodland Pattern as we explore the art of Iroquois Raised Beading with James Kelly. The Iroquois developed this technique during the Victorian Era to sell beaded art to help support their families. Learn simply Iroquois raised beading techniques and learn the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee (people of the longhouse).  This is a 2-session workshop. If you have previously paid for the 4/22 workshop, you do not need to register or pay for this session as it is already included. 4/22 1:00-5:00 4/29 1:00-5:00 Cost: $50 which includes the…

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Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

May 4 - May 4
6:00pm, FREE

  News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin   Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, June 11 Public Reception: Thursday, May 4 | 6-8 PM   News from the Homefront contains stories from the momentous to the everyday. The exhibition presents narratives about the Maine landscape juxtaposed with people from other times and other locations. It memorializes seismic events like the murder of club patrons in Orlando, Florida. It introduces the viewer to friends and students with whom I have come in contact during thirty…

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Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond

June 6 - June 9
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

  Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond is a four day writing workshop at Lynden Sculpture Garden with writer-in-residence Jennifer Scappettone.The residency will begin with a reading by Jennifer Scappettone at Woodland Pattern on Sunday, June 4 at 2 PM, and will culminate in a reading by participants, followed by a reception, at Lynden on Friday, June 9 at 6 PM.     Register online, or call Woodland Pattern at 414-263-5001.   Registration General $200.00 USDMember $185.00 USD     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP In this…

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Featured Upcoming Events


readings & workshops
Apr 29 Saturday, April 29
7:00pm, $10 General / $5 Students
Offsite Poetry Reading: Mark Doty

One of America’s most acclaimed poets, Mark Doty, will give a special reading on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7…

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readings & workshops
Apr 29 Saturday, April 29
1:00pm, $50
Iroquois Raised Beading Workshop Part 2

Join Woodland Pattern as we explore the art of Iroquois Raised Beading with James Kelly. The Iroquois developed this technique during…

Read More

exhibitions
May 4 May 4 - May 4
6:00pm, FREE
Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

  News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin   Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, June 11 Public Reception: Thursday, May 4 |…

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readings & workshops
Jun 6 June 6 - June 9
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden
Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond

  Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond is a four day writing workshop at Lynden Sculpture Garden with writer-in-residence…

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New Arrivals

Broadsides Manoominike-Giizis (Ricing Moon) Kimberly Blaeser
  "Stalking Gerard Manley Hopkins" Amy Evans
Small Press What We Do Now Dennis Johnson & Valerie Merians (editors)
  Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals Stacy Szymaszek
  The Transit of Venus Susan Firer
  The Service Porch Fred Moten


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The Transit of Venus by Susan Firer

Small Press

In Firer's poems, place, often the western shore of Lake Michigan, provides an imagistic and sonic landscape in which language explores the 'empire of skin' with its daily happinesses and sorrows, gifts and losses. Often blue light illuminates these poems and frequently the language of a Catholic childhood shows up. Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams's poems say 'Use everything,' and Firer does: receipts, anatomy, astronomy, clothes poles, paintings, checklists, quagga mussels, questions and grapefruit. Birds fly through these poems, insights too: 'For a minute / we are disguised / as human.' That quote concisely sums up Firer's main attentions: transience and time and with what and how we fill our brief time here on earth.

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