Woodland Pattern Book Center

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. more

Jan 23, 2018 1:59 PM Books

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

Dec 26, 2017 4:29 PM 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. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:53 AM Concert Reviews

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

Nov 21, 2017 3:40 PM My LGBTQ POV

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

Nov 14, 2017 1:14 PM , Books

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." more

Sep 5, 2017 2:38 PM Visual Arts

Derrick Harriell’s poems pulse with a musical energy as they explore complex topics including death, racism and religion by employing a heavy funk influence. more

Jul 3, 2017 12:56 PM Books

Handel’s operas are teeming with animals! Stroll the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden in search of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant, frog, dove, stag, tiger – even a phoenix! Come explore the menagerie created when Danceworks Perf.. more

Jun 8, 2017 2:20 PM Dance

The 23rd Annual Woodland Pattern Book Center Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit runs 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 through 1 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:38 PM Books

Ruthie answers a question from a reader trying to determine whether his new boyfriend is abusive. Exciting upcoming events include a kink party at Hybrid Lounge, Jan. 13; The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 39th anniversary at the Oriental Thea... more

Jan 10, 2017 3:03 PM Dear Ruthie

Photographer and filmmaker Dick Blau takes on the pachyderm as subject in Elephant House, his exhibition currently on view at Woodland Pattern Book Center through Jan. 31. more

Jan 10, 2017 2:57 PM Visual Arts

A new coloring book intended mainly for adults is “Retrospective: Reginald Baylor Studio Coloring Book, 1994-2015,” and is available on the artist’s website. more

Jan 3, 2017 2:02 PM Visual Arts

Scythe, the first book in a chilling new series by Neal Shusterman, who has also written screenplays for films and TV shows, will be the topic of discussion by the author at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Shorewood Public Library. more

Dec 6, 2016 3:27 PM Books

Poets John Murillo and Tyehimba Jess will perform a live reading at Woodland Pattern beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 in an event that will also feature guest curator Nick Demske. more

Nov 29, 2016 3:04 PM Books

To those in theknow, Milwaukee has emerged as a serious center for improvised music. Major voices have recently brought their joyful noise to our fair city and the comingweeks hold more soul-stirring, mind-expanding creative music. Those w.. more

Nov 3, 2016 7:48 PM Around MKE

Paul McComas and Stephen D. Sullivan transformed a spirited argument over the boundaries of genre fiction into a collaboration, a book called Uncanny Encounters—LIVE!: Dark Drama, Sci-Fi Screams & Horrific Humor, a collection of short plays... more

Oct 25, 2016 2:30 PM Books 1 Comments

In the first-ever comprehensive account of Soviet mass culture, Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television, UW-Milwaukee history professor Christine Evans provides an engaging and well-researched account of the news prog... more

Oct 11, 2016 4:07 PM Books

Two newly released profound and moving YA novels focus on the emotional struggles and intense pain that often face teens as they come of age during high school: Kathleen Glasgow’s debut novel Girl in Pieces and international bestselling aut... more

Oct 4, 2016 2:03 PM Books

In Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation, Alan Wieder has compiled over 100 interviews with people who knew Terkel in both his public and private lives. Wieder will appear at Woodland Pattern Book Center for a reading at ... more

Sep 13, 2016 3:30 PM Books

Milwaukee multi-media artist Thomas Gaudynski remains known for his avant-garde musical tendencies in performance and on record. That same urge to investigate is also behind his latest project, a book of essays and drawings, Re: Re: Re:. Th... more

Jun 28, 2016 2:24 PM Books