• 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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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 readings & workshops
Sep 26 Saturday, September 26
2:00pm, $35 GENERAL | $30 WPBC MEMBERS

 

Poems are a form of resilience. Poetry allows for its makers and readers to keep functioning despite failure, difficulty, and distress. This workshop will encourage participants to read and discuss texts (from Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Santee FrazierLayli Long Soldier, Luis Urrea, Jean Valentine and Frank X Walker) and generate new work investigating the memories, symbols, and languages that poetry allows us to retain and reframe—from the complicated personal and social narratives that we invent and inherit to the places we seek out or depart from, and the lyric moments we envision.

 

For more information, or to register, visit Woodland Pattern or call (414) 263-5001. 

 

Joan Kane will also give a reading at 7 pm on Saturday, September 26. The reading is FREE for workshop participants. 


Joan Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife and Hyperboreal. She has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry from AWP, the USA Projects Creative Vision Award, an American Book Award, the Alaska Literary Award, and fellowships from the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Alaska Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the School for Advanced Research, and Alaska Pacific University.

 

Workshop Registration