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    Friday, November 18, 7pm
    Emcee: Anne Shaw

    Lisa Jarnot Lisa Jarnot is the author of three full-length collections of poetry including Black Dog Songs (Flood Editions, Chicago). She is currently completing a biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan which will be published by University of California Press in 2006. She lives in New York City and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Brooklyn College.
    Terri Kapsalis' latest fiction has appeared in Parakeet and The Baffler. She is the author of Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum (Duke UP) and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Terri Kapsalis
    Peggy Hong Peggy Hong's poetry titles include Three Truths and a Lie (Water Press and Media), chapbooks Lies and Fables and The Sister Who Swallows the Ocean (CrowLadies Press), and a fine art letterpress book, Hoofbeats (Gokiburi Press). She studied creative writing at Barnard College, and received an MFA at Antioch University in poetry and fiction. She lives in Milwaukee and teaches at Alverno College. She is also an Iyengar yoga instructor and director of Riverwest Yogashala.
    Jennifer Montgomery, born in 1961, moved from the East Coast to Milwaukee in 1999. Her film titles include Home Avenue (1989), Age 12: Love With a Little L (1990), I, a Lamb (1992), Art For Teachers of Children (1995), Troika (1998), Transitional Objects (2000), and Threads of Belonging (2003). These films have screened in Landmark theaters across the U.S., the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Walker Museum, the ICA in London, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and at many international festivals. She's an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Art & Design.

    SCREENING: Notes on the Death of Kodachrome
    (video, 2005, RT: approx. 50 minutes)
    This piece pretends to be about the discontinuation of the much-loved format, Kodachrome, and with it the further endangerment of super-8 film. But it has other agendas of reclamation, political inquiry, and personal reckoning that are its true subject matter. We follow the filmmaker as she tracks down three old friends who borrowed and never returned pieces of her super-8 film equipment.
    Jennifer Montgomery



    Saturday, November 19, 10am, 2pm

    WORKSHOP: Basic Elements with Lisa Jarnot, 10am-12pm, $25/20 members
    This seminar will focus on the basic building blocks of the poem, beginning with vowels, consonants, and syllable clusters, and evolving toward an evaluation of the larger metrical structures inherent in poetry—phrases, lines, and stanzas. Working from Louis Zukofsky's idea that poetry can be evaluated within the range of "lower level speech, upper level music", we'll explore ways to locate the musicality of different kinds of poetry and we'll ask what makes a poem tick. During the workshop we'll read poems that adhere to metrical forms and we'll also look at "Open Verse" poems. In addition we'll write some poems of our own.

    Lisa Jarnot is the author of three full-length collections of poetry including Black Dog Songs (Flood Editions, Chicago). She is currently completing a biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan which will be published by University of California Press in 2006. She lives in New York City and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Brooklyn College.

    To register call (414) 263-5001.
    WORKSHOP: Understanding & Revealing Characters in Fiction with Martha Bergland, 2pm-5pm, $25/20 members
    Compelling fiction contains characters that draw empathy from the reader. In this workshop we will study and learn different techniques that help us know the characters in our fiction, (and therefore their conflicts). Through this deeper level of understanding we can build characters that intrigue and captivate our readers.

    Martha Bergland's first novel, A Farm Under A Lake, was published 1989 by Graywolf Press, and by Vintage Books, Bloomsbury in England, Bonniers in Sweden, and Krueger in Germany. Graywolf published her novel Idle Curiosity in 1997. Bergland's essays, poems, and short stories are widely published in literary journals. Her short story, "An Embarrassment of Ordinary Riches", was awarded a Pushcart Prize and was included in Pushcart's anthology, Love Stories for the Rest of Us. Bergland taught English for many years at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

    To register call (414) 263-5001.



    Saturday, November 19, 7pm
    Emcee: Jennifer Montgomery

    Keith Waldrop Keith Waldrop's The Real Subject is out from Omnidawn Press. Other recent books are: The House Seen from Nowhere (Litmus Press), Haunt (Instance Press), and the trilogy: The Locality Principle, The Silhouette of the Bridge (America Award, 1997) and Semiramis, If I Remember (Avec Books). He has translated the French poets Anne-Marie Albiach, Claude Royet-Journoud, Paol Keineg, Dominique Fourcade, Pascal Quignard, and Jean Grosjean. His translation of Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil is forthcoming from Wesleyan in Spring 2006. His latest exhibition of collages was at CIP-Marseille May 13-June 30, 2005. He teaches at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and is co-editor of Burning Deck Press.
    Rosmarie Waldrop's recent books of poetry are Blindsight (New Directions) and Love, Like Pronouns (Omnidawn). A book of essays, Dissonance(if you are interested), has just been published by University of Alabama Press. Northwestern UP has reprinted her two novels, The Hanky of Pippin's Daughter and A Form/of Taking/It All in one paperback (2001). She has translated 14 volumes of Edmond Jabès's work (The Book of Questions, The Book of Resemblances, etc.). Her memoir, Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabès was published by Wesleyan University Press. She has also translated, from the French, Jacques Roubaud and Emmanuel Hocquard; from the German, Friederike Mayröcker, Elke Erb and others. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island where she co-edits Burning Deck books with Keith Waldrop. Rosmarie Waldrop
    Roberto Harrison Roberto Harrison edits Crayon with Andrew Levy and the Bronze Skull chapbook series. His most recent chapbooks include Mola, bus, and mani. Two full length collections are due out in 2005- 2006, Os (subpress) and Counter Daemons (Litmus). He works as a Systems Librarian at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
    Kiki Anderson is a writer and bass player and the co-director of Jody Monroe Gallery. She teaches French at the Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee and has taught Woodland Pattern's summer writing camp for the past two years. Kiki Anderson



    Sunday, November 20, 2pm
    Emcee: Jacqueline Lalley

    Wanda Coleman Wanda Coleman has been a Guggenheim fellow, Emmy-winning scriptwriter, and former columnist for Los Angeles Times Magazine. Coleman's fiction has appeared in High Plains Literary Review, Obsidian III, Other Voices and Zyzzyva. Her Black Sparrow Books include Bathwater Wine, winner of the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, presented by the Academy of American Poets; Mambo Hips & Make Believe (a novel), and Mercurochrome: New Poems, bronze-medal finalist in the National Book Awards 2001. She is an electrifying presenter, famed for her readings, which have taken her to such venues as Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Knitting Factory, The Nuyorican Café, and the Smithsonian. Her new books are Ostinato Vamps, Pitt Poetry Series 2003-2004, Wanda Coleman's Greatest Hits: 1966-2003, Pudding House, 2004, and THE RIOT INSIDE ME: More Trials & Tremors (Godine/Black Sparrow) 2005.
    Martha Bergland's first novel, A Farm Under A Lake, was published 1989 by Graywolf Press, and by Vintage Books, Bloomsbury in England, Bonniers in Sweden, and Krueger in Germany. Graywolf published her novel Idle Curiosity in 1997. Bergland's essays, poems, and short stories are widely published in literary journals. Her short story, "An Embarrassment of Ordinary Riches", was awarded a Pushcart Prize and was included in Pushcart's anthology, Love Stories for the Rest of Us. Bergland taught English for many years at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Martha Bergland




    Sunday, November 20, 7pm
    Emcee: Hal Rammel

    Our 25th anniversary waltz (without the waltz):
    A Celebration of NEW Music in Milwaukee

    For this final night of Woodland Patterns 25th anniversary festivities we have assembled some of the most active musicians in Milwaukees thriving experimental and improvised music scene. Representing a half dozen different ensembles (including I-Beam, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Audiotrope, Hand to Mouth, and Raccoons) and the work of six unique independent Milwaukee-based artist-run labels (Soutrane, Topscore, Necessary Arts, Crouton, Cody Recordings, and Penumbra Music), this 12-piece ensemble convenes for an evening of freely improvised duos, trios, and quartets to celebrate Woodland Patterns next 25 years supporting and hosting new music to Milwaukee audiences.


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