• 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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exhibitions
December 4 - Feb 26

Elephant House: photos by Dick Blau

readings & workshops
February 23

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 24

Overburden: A Climate Novella Release Reading

special events
March 9

Social Justice Reading & Action Group

readings & workshops
March 9 -9

Offsite: Book Arts Workshop with Leslie Fedorchuk

readings & workshops
March 10

Milwaukee Resists

performances
March 12

Alternating Currents Live presents Olivia Block

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) with Susan Firer & Matt Cook

readings & workshops
March 25

Poetry Reading: Ronaldo V. Wilson

Volunteer

Woodland Pattern is looking for an enthusiastic and reliable weekend Bookstore Volunteer.

Those interested in gaining non-profit experience, knowledge of the literary world, and having a space to read and write from 12pm-5pm on Saturdays and/or Sundays should contact Chuck Stebelton, Literary Program Director, 414-263-5001 for more information.

Required availabilities: Saturdays and/or Sundays 12pm-5pm

*After 15 hours, volunteers are eligible for a 30% discount on store merchandise and free admittance to events. (Some restrictions do apply).

 

Donate

For almost thirty-five years our doors have remained open to further a lifetime practice of reading and writing for all.  We are proud to play an important role in bringing together artists and communities with programs.

As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization, we could not have done it without you. 

In 2014, with your support, we have hosted:

  • workshops
  • 2 writers-in-residence
  • 48 readings
  • 14 music events
  • 5 film screenings
  • 30 volunteers/interns

Additionally, we have served approximately 15,000 community members, including:

  • 3,400 program participants and attendees, and
  • 575 Milwaukee youth through our Urban Youth Literary Arts program

We know success doesn’t mean getting to stop - or even slow down! A literate nation is built one reader at a time. 

If you have benefited from our programs in the past, or have been touched in any way by the work we do, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. 

THOSE WHO DONATE OR MORE RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY YEAR-LONG MEMBERSHIP.

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