Every year, on the last Saturday of January, dozens of local and regional poets, writers, and performers show their support for Woodland Pattern by participating in its Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit. Each writer presents five minutes of work to a packed house and raises pledge money the supports Woodland Pattern programming for the coming year.
Hundreds of people faithfully turn out for this vibrant community event. Last year's Marathon drew an audience of over 500 people, and featured 143 readers. Through the funds brought in by readers and the generosity of donors, we were able to further support programming for Woodland Pattern during the calendar year of 2011. We expect to have another great turnout in 2012 and hope that you can be a part of our legacy!
You can help invigorate the literary arts community in Milwaukee by participating in the Poetry Marathon. It is not too late to sign up to read, become a donor, or begin to tell friends about the event. We hope to see you on January 28th: your spirit and energy is as important as anything in kicking off another year of great poetry and art at Woodland Pattern.
Call 414.263.5001 or drop by the store to sign up!
Readers: please print and fill out the Sponsor Pledge Form
FYI: How to Solicit Marathon Sponsorship
Woodland Pattern Poetry Marathon Check List
____ remember the date: January 28th
____ remember your time slot: _______
____ select your best work, but stick to the 5-minute limit!
____ solicit sponsors and collect pledge payments
____ arrive at Woodland Pattern 15 minutes early
and bring your pledge form and payments with you.