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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the classical music performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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Award-winning journalist Jeffrey Perso will discuss his debut satirical mystery, Water Bodies, June 14 at Woodland Pattern and June 21 at Voyageur Book Shop. Read more


“Raising our Voices” poetry reading event takes place at Woodland Pattern Book Center on June 6. Read more


Latinx poets Lila Zemborain and Elias Sepulveda will explore intersectionality and identity, May 18 at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Read more


National Book Foundation honoree Halle Butler will read from her new novel, The New Me, on March 27 at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Read more


Off the Cuff talks to Woodland Pattern Book Center’s Mike Wendt about their upcoming Poetry Marathon, a tradition going into its 25th year. Read more

Off the Cuff

Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrates the winter solstice and the 40th anniversary of Bernadette Mayer’s epic poem, Midwinter Day, with a community reading of the poem on Dec. 22. Read more


Theodore Van Alst Jr., an associate professor and the chair of Native American Studies at the University of Montana, will read from his novel Sacred Smokes on Nov. 27 at the UW-Milwaukee Library. Read more


Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrates its 38th year as a Milwaukee cultural institution with its Annual Anniversary Gala Nov. 17 at The Cooperage. Read more


Founded in 1979, Woodland Pattern Book Center is nationally known for its collection of more than 26,000 small press books. Read more


Juneau Park Friends and Woodland Pattern Book Center will welcome an eclectic mix of local poets to the park for an absorbing evening of prose and spoken word beginning on Aug. 14. Read more


Poet Rena Priest will read from her new collection, Patriarchy Blues, at Woodland Pattern Book Center on May 2. Read more


Boswell Book Company and the UW-Milwaukee Student Union, present an evening with Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad on Wednesday, January 31 in the UWM Union Ballroom. Read more


Woodland Pattern Book Center is an independent bookshop that continues to thrive amidst the national collapse of bookshops. What’s their secret to success? Read more

News Features

Tontine Ensemble

Photo credit: David Szymanski

For the fourth year running, the two improvisational Milwaukee combos delivered exciting performances at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Read more

Concert Reviews

Milwaukee has a long history of LGBTQ poets, including two, Antler and Jeff Poniewaz, who served as the city’s poet laureate. Read more


Milwaukee’s streetwise Vegetarian Alcoholic Press hosts author appearances at RedLine Gallery on Nov. 18 and at Woodland Pattern Book Center on Nov. 19. Read more

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The exhibition at Woodland Pattern Book Center, “Vicki, with an i," is organized by Michelle Grabner and features six artists addressing what is described as “the changing power dynamics afforded women in western culture." Read more

Visual Arts