5:00pm, Program + Reception: $80 individual / $150 couple | Program Only: $25 advance
Join us for Woodland Pattern’s 39th Anniversary Gala as we celebrate and honor members from our community. The evening will feature a reception, silent auction, and program with performances by award-winning poet Ron Padgett and musical group Ruth B8r Ginsburg. Proceeds raised will benefit Woodland Pattern’s ongoing programming for contemporary literature and the arts.
at The Cooperage - 822 S. Water St., Milwaukee
5 PM: Reception (hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and silent auction)
7 PM: Program (featuring Ron Padgett and Ruth B8r Ginsburg)
Reception + Program: $80 individual / $150 couple | Program Only: $25 advance / $30 door
In the mid-1960s, Ron Padgett became a vital member of the Second Generation New York School Poets, a group that included Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, and others. He is the author of over twenty collections of poetry, including Great Balls of Fire (1969, reissued 1990); You Never Know (2001); How to Be Perfect (2007); How Long (2011), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Collected Poems (2013), winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize. He has also collaborated with Ted Berrigan and the artists Jim Dine and George Schneeman, published numerous collections of prose, and translated work from the French by Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars.
Padgett has been a teacher, director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, and publications director at the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and lives in New York City and Vermont.
Ruth B8r Ginsburg is a neo soul-folk group from Milwaukee, with an aim to lift up the people’s voices. In seven-part vocal harmonies, they address a myriad of contemporary issues.