• 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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readings & workshops
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

Archived exhibitions
Oct 31 October 31 - January 31
6:00pm, Reception is FREE; Performance: $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS

Woodland Pattern Book Center is excited to host Cecilia Vicuña as part of Women of the Archives, a series of readings, workshops, and exhibitions celebrating women who have made a significant contribution to our history.


Expanding the concept of the quipu (Khipu) - the Andean “writing” system with knots - and the book, Vicuña will revisit her first 2001 Woodland Pattern installation Book No Book, an anthological exhibition of artist’s books. No quipu, no book will consist of new works created since then, along with archival documentation of book works dating from the 70’s that were not included in the previous exhibition.

 

FREE Reception from 3 pm-5 pm

A ticketed performance will begin at 7 pm

 

Admission: $8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members 

 

The performance is FREE for participants in Cecilia Vicuña's workshop: A QUIPU OF THOUGHTS FOR THE EARTH

taking place from 12 pm-3 pm on Sunday, November 1. 

Register online, or call (414) 263-5001. 

 


Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, filmmaker and political activist who addresses pressing concerns of the modern world including ecological destruction, human rights and cultural homogenization. Vicuña has published twenty-two art and poetry books, including Kuntur Ko (Tornsound, 2015), Spit Temple (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), and Cloud Net (Art in General, 2000). Her art has been exhibited and collected widely at such venues as Tate Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile; and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She was appointed Messenger Lecturer 2015 at Cornell University, an honor bestowed on authors who contribute to the "Evolution of Civilization for the special purpose of raising the moral standard of our political, business, and social life."


Women of the Archives is an ongoing series celebrating the University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries' acquisition of the Woodland Pattern archive, and of the rich history that this archive represents.  

 

Women of the Archives was made possible with generous support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Mary L. Nohl Fund.