Event Celebrating Acquisition of Woodland Pattern Book Center Archive

February 6th, 2014
Handprinted keepsake from Silver Buckle Press commemorating the UW-Madison Libraries’ acquisition of the Woodland Pattern archive
Woodland Pattern Book Center
Poetry for 30 Years and Beyond

Please join us for a discussion with
Woodland Pattern Book Center founders
Anne Kingsbury & Karl Gartung and
literary program director Chuck Stebleton
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Department of Special Collections
984 Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin – Madison Libraries

Woodland Pattern Book Center has been (and continues to be) a literary mainstay in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee. For more than 30 years it has played host to many poets, writers, and artists, giving them the opportunity to read and exhibit their work. UW-Madison Libraries recently acquired the Woodland Pattern Book Center archive. We are honored to preserve and share this institution’s history.
Founders Anne Kingsbury and Karl Gartung will talk about the genesis and growth, joys and challenges of Woodland Pattern. Chuck Stebleton, Woodland Pattern’s literary program director, will join the conversation to talk about past programming and the future of Woodland Pattern.


A large exhibit, “Woodland Pattern Broadsides: Thirty Years of Poets Reading,” is on display in Special Collections through March 7, 2014. http://specialcollections.library.wisc.edu/exhibits/ 

A handprinted keepsake from Silver Buckle Press commemorating the UW-Madison Libraries’ acquisition of the Woodland Pattern archive will be available at the event.

More information on the acquisition: “UW–Madison Libraries acquire archive of Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center.” https://www.library.wisc.edu/news/2013/11/07/uw-madison-libraries-acquire-archive-of-milwaukees-woodland-pattern-book-center/