• 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

Archived special events
Dec 13 December 13 - December 13
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

 

Come celebrate another year with Woodland Pattern at our annual Open House on Sunday, December 13th!

 

This year’s Open House will feature a 2 PM screening of Welcome to This House: A Film About Elizabeth Bishop, presented with the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival & the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.

 

Welcome to This House is a haunting nonfiction essay on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), a documentary, for filmmaker Barbara Hammer, about “life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure.” Suitably engaged with the geographical, Hammer filmed in Bishop’s “best loved homes” in the States, Canada, and Brazil, her camera poetically inhabiting the buildings and landscapes to summon memories, cultural, artistic, biographical. Kathleen Chalfant performs Bishop’s poetry and vocalist/composer Joan La Barbara provides the expressive score. The rich tapestry of testifying voices includes those of Marie-Claire Blais, Rosana Clark Warren, Edmund White, John Ashbery, more.

 

As always, there will be baked goodies and beverages, good conversation, and books to browse, as well as an opportunity to check out our latest gallery exhibition, No quipu, no book: Works by Cecilia Vicuña. It's also a great way to get a jump on your holiday gift buying and to sign up for the 22nd Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit set to take place on January 30th. Can’t wait to see you there!