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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
December 22

Community Reading: Midwinter Day

readings & workshops
January 6

Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Featured Upcoming Events

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

November 28 - January 31
1:00pm, no charge and open to the public

About the artist: Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of Homewood. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently at the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and she has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered, and in the Huffington Post, O Magazine, and elsewhere. A nationally recognized spoken word artist…

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Concert: Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Thursday, December 20
7:00pm, $6

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI.   1st set: Trench—Steve Nelson-Raney (saxophone), Jay Mollerskov (guitar), and Paul Westfahl (drums) 2nd set: Tontine Ensemble—Allen Russell (violin), Molly Lieberman (viola), Pat Reinholz (cello), and Barry Paul Clark (bass)

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Community Reading: Midwinter Day

Saturday, December 22
3:00pm, Give What You Can

Join us this winter solstice as we celebrate with others from across the nation the 40th anniversary of Bernadette Mayer's epic tribute to the darkest, shortest day of the year with its inherent promise of longer, warmer days to come. We will open at 3 PM with an introduction then fifteen different readers will take turns performing sections of the poem - start to finish! We'll have cider and snacks! About the book:  Midwinter Day was written on December 22, 1978 at 100 Main Street, in Lennox, Massachusettes. “Midwinter Day," as Alice Notley noted, “is an epic…

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Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

Sunday, January 6
1:00pm, $30 WPBC or Lynden Members - $35 General

Join us for a workshop with LeAnne Howe! One of the craft tools that a writer must deploy in writing fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry is using verbs as images of movement. What a reader "sees" in a story’s movement, pacing, and plot, are determined by verb choices the author makes. LeAnne Howe’s craft lecture and exercises are meant to build on a writers' instincts of shifting the camera-eye by choosing verbs that enhance the narrative. She will discuss deceased white male writers,…

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25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

January 26 - January 27
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

It’s time once again for our day-long celebration of poetry and performance in Milwaukee and beyond. Join the hundreds of poets, writers, and lovers of the arts who set up camp at the book center and indulge in 15 hours of literary revelry. The Poetry Marathon is a community fundraiser where readers find sponsors to pledge a minimum total of $35 on their behalf. All of the money raised supports Woodland Pattern’s 2019 programming in literature and the arts.   Reader registration…

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Featured Upcoming Events


exhibitions
Nov 28 November 28 - January 31
1:00pm, no charge and open to the public
Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

About the artist: Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. She is the founder of Love…

Read More

performances
Dec 20 Thursday, December 20
7:00pm, $6
Concert: Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI.   1st set:…

Read More

readings & workshops
Dec 22 Saturday, December 22
3:00pm, Give What You Can
Community Reading: Midwinter Day

Join us this winter solstice as we celebrate with others from across the nation the 40th anniversary of Bernadette Mayer's epic tribute to the…

Read More

readings & workshops
Jan 6 Sunday, January 6
1:00pm, $30 WPBC or Lynden Members - $35 General
Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

Join us for a workshop with LeAnne Howe! One of the craft tools that a writer must deploy in writing fiction,…

Read More

special events
Jan 26 January 26 - January 27
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more
25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

It’s time once again for our day-long celebration of poetry and performance in Milwaukee and beyond. Join the hundreds of…

Read More

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New Arrivals

Small Press Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing Anthology
  from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
  Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
  The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
  Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger
  So What Franklin K.R. Cline


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Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing by Anthology

Small Press

Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing is a poetry chapbook anthology project to honor all who participated in Milwaukee's 1967-68 open housing marches and to envision and help build the inclusive community we need. Inclusive of a range of poets and poetic styles, the chapbook serves as a metaphor for the inclusive neighborhoods we value and seek to build.

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