• 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
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Urban Youth Literary Arts

The Urban Youth Literary Arts After-School Program works with schools and other organizations to offer free creative writing and interdisciplinary arts workshops.  The program consists of three main avenues of student engagement:

  1. After school community learning center hours, 
  2. Summer community learning center hours, and
  3. Summer inter-arts poetry camps.

Our programming seeks to intentionally strengthen inter-student and student-to-staff relationships. The overarching goal of everything we do is to help students become better at expressing themselves whether through writing, performing, or art. Community Learning Center staff, guest artists, teachers, Woodland Pattern staff and students all complete the same activities and share together to develop relationships and build a sense of community.