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 fifteen 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. This year, the fifteen readers who raise the most in pledges will receive special prizes! All of the money raised supports Woodland Pattern’s 2019 programming in literature and the arts.
This year's Marathon will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary (!) of what has become an important cultural tradition not only for Woodland Pattern but for Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood and for writers from around the Great Lakes region.
Reader registration is open!
How to sign up as a reader: For additional information or to sign up as a reader, call us at 414-263-5001 or stop by the book center at 720 E. Locust Street in Riverwest. Deadline for reader sign-up is Friday, January 19th.
Underwriting Opportunities: Each hour of the marathon is matched by a major sponsor. Please contribute as a sponsor! To underwrite an hour of the Marathon, contact Programming Director Michael Wendt at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the center’s main line.
Sponsor a reader: If you’d like to help readers raise funds, consider a “Pledge a Reader” donation. Money received through these donations will go directly to a poet who is unable to meet the $35 minimum pledge goal. This is a great way to support Woodland Pattern AND a local artist—win-win!
Pledge a reader online here: