• 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 readings & workshops
Nov 5 Thursday, November 5
7:00pm, FREE

Facilitated by Jessi Carnes & Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey, this is a reading & discussion series introducing the work & writing practices of writers in the contemporary literature & arts scene. The series will provide participants an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the work of our visiting writers before those writers arrive at Woodland Pattern.

Our discussion on Thursday, November 5 will focus on the work of genre-defying poet, Alice Notley, whose decades-long commitment to literary disobedience has given us one of the most wide-ranging and important bodies of work in contemporary American poetry. Notley has authored dozens of books, including Culture of One (Penguin Books, 2011), Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (Wesleyan University Press, 2011), and Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2005 (Wesleyan, 2008). She has authored several award-winning volumes, including Mysteries of Small Houses (Penguin, 1998), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Disobedience (Penguin, 2001), recipient of the Griffin International Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Notley was awarded the Poetry Foundation’s prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize earlier this year.

 

Alice Notley is the featured performer at Woodland Pattern's 2015 Anniversary Gala on Friday, November 13. Join us as we celebrate our 35th year!

 

If you plan to attend the November 5 discussion, please RSVP to Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey:
amandar@woodlandpattern.org or (414) 263-5001. 


Series Schedule


Thursday, September 10, 7pm-8pm: Joan Kane

Saturday, October 17, 2pm-3pm: Cecilia Vicuña

Thursday, November 5, 7pm-8pm: Alice Notley

Tuesday, November 10, 7pm-8pm: Brenda Coultas

 

Copies of each artist's books will be available at Woodland Pattern prior to the scheduled discussion. All discussions are FREE and open to the public!