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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}

special events
June 27 - 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 12

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park at Juneau Park

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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Inter-Arts Poetry Camp

June 27 - July 1
8:30am, FREE

  2016 INTER-ARTS POETRY CAMP DATES   Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1   The Urban Youth Literary Arts Program will host a free Inter-Arts Poetry Summer Camp running Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1 from 8:30-3:30. Poetry Camp is open to students grades 4-12 and features breakfast, writing workshops, guest artist visits, field trips, and lunch.   Students will have the opportunity to develop their writing skills by working with Milwaukee poets and artists from a wide range of literary traditions and cultural and…

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Concert: House & Land

Tuesday, June 28
7:00pm, $6

An evening with Appalachian folk drone duo House & Land!   $6 General Admission House & Land is a collaboration of Sarah Louise (VDSQ, Scissor Tail Editions) and Sally Anne Morgan of the Black Twig Pickers (Thrill Jockey). Together, Sarah and Sally play haunting psychedelic Appalachian folk drone that invokes the rhododendron thickets, creeks and mountains of their local landscape in Western North Carolina. Sarah Louise is a preeminent 12-string guitarist, whose playing is influenced by clawhammer banjo and other…

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Alternating Currents Live presents Jaap Blonk

Wednesday, June 29
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS

  Jaap Blonk - solo voice General $8.00 USDStudents & Seniors $7.00 USDMembers $6.00 USD   Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. After originally attending university for mathematics in the 1970s, he took up saxophone and started to compose music. A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for…

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

Thursday, June 30
7:00pm, FREE

"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.   Re: Re: Re: collects together twelve essays and two suites of drawings in a series of nested subjects, threads, dialogs, rejoinders, and engagements with contemporary art,…

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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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special events
Jun 27 June 27 - July 1
8:30am, FREE
Inter-Arts Poetry Camp

  2016 INTER-ARTS POETRY CAMP DATES   Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1   The Urban Youth Literary Arts Program will host a free…

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performances
Jun 28 Tuesday, June 28
7:00pm, $6
Concert: House & Land

An evening with Appalachian folk drone duo House & Land!   $6 General Admission House & Land is a collaboration…

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performances
Jun 29 Wednesday, June 29
7:00pm, $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS
Alternating Currents Live presents Jaap Blonk

  Jaap Blonk - solo voice General $8.00 USDStudents & Seniors $7.00 USDMembers $6.00 USD   Jaap Blonk is a…

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readings & workshops
Jun 30 Thursday, June 30
7:00pm, FREE
Book Release: Thomas Gaudynski, Re: Re: Re: Essays and Drawings

"Thomas Gaudynski's witty, deeply personal essays convey his lifelong passion for experimental poetry, music, and art. With contagious enthusiasm and…

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New Arrivals

Small Press To See the Earth Before the End of the World Ed Roberson
  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


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To See the Earth Before the End of the World by Ed Roberson

Small Press

“In poems that proceed snakelike across a page or in traditional flush-left frames, Roberson's images and ideas are starling and complex, often difficult in their dreamlike qualities. His lines have been accurately described as syntactically double-jointed and labyrinthine—and, as with any maze, readers must find a hold an outside wall to guide them through Roberson's sometimes surreal vision of the earth. That 'hold' may be the earth itself….” —Karla Huston, Library Journal

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