• 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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performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived special events
Jun 2 June 2 - June 5
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Lynden Sculpture Garden & Woodland Pattern Book Center present

an intensive workshop at Lynden with writer-in-residence Andrew Schelling. In addition to the scheduled hours, each participant will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Andrew Schelling for individualized feedback and discussion of his or her work. The workshop will begin with a reading by Schelling at Woodland Pattern on May 31 at 2 pm, and will culminate in a reading by participants, followed by a reception, at Lynden on Friday, June 5 at 8 pm.

 

Medicine Play: A Workshop on Poetry, Voice, Performance 

The most archaic examples of poetry show where the craft begins: in the voice. To the Indo-European world this primal force was known as VÄ€K. Seen by some as a deity, she “voices” the universe into existence. We’ll explore phonetics, rhythm, magic speech, the meaning of “meaningless” language, animal talk, repetition, song, and other vocal techniques. From there we’ll look to Japanese Noh plays. The Noh is a Japanese medicine theater with roots in the Paleolithic; it reached high refinement under the influence of Zen. American poets including Ezra Pound and Leslie Scalapino have drawn on the form to respond to crisis. Working with Noh we’ll allow a range of voices into the writing, and, alone or in groups, we’ll compose medicine plays. We will envision realms of folklore, ghost, and chorus, to set them loose in a postmodern world.  


Andrew Schelling has published twenty books. Love, wilderness, old languages, the power of animals and plants run through his poetry. He has worked on wolf reintroduction to the Southern Rockies, opposed egregious cell phone towers, taught poetry, and translated from the languages of India, largely Sanskrit and old dialects. His first book Dropping the Bow: Poems from Ancient India, received the Academy of American Poets translation prize. In April 2014 he and three other poets did A PAIR OF TREES OPENS A NEW LIFE, a tree-planting poetry-walk along the John Muir Way in Scotland, a hike of 130 miles from Dunbarton to Helensborough. Recent books include From the Arapaho Songbook and A Possible Bag (poetry), The Real People of Wind & Rain: Talks, Essays and an Interview, a volume of translations, Bright as an Autumn Moon, and the anthology Love and the Turning Seasons. He lives along the Indian Peaks, outside Boulder, Colorado, where he teaches at Naropa University. He is also a founding arts faculty at Deer Park Institute, in India’s bird-thronged Himalayan foothills.


Workshop Schedule:

 

Tuesday, June 2 - 6-9 pm

Wednesday, June 3 - 6-9 pm

Thursday, June 4 - 6-9 pm

Friday, June 5 - 6-8 pm (with a reading and reception at 8 pm)

 

Each participant will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Andrew Schelling for individualized feedback and discussion.

 

Workshop takes place at:

Lynden Sculpture Garden

2145 W Brown Deer Rd

Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 446-8794


Related Events:

 

Sunday, May 31

2 pm

Reading: Andrew Schelling

$6-$8; FREE with registration for Medicine Play: Poetry, Voice, Performance

 

This event takes place at:

Woodland Pattern Book Center

720 E. Locust St.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

 

Friday, June 5

8 pm

Reception & Reading

FREE

Participants in the workshop will offer a reading of work produced during the week followed by a reception.

This event takes place an Lynden Sculpture Garden.

 

Both events are open to the public.


Workshop Registration