Saturday, January 25th 2014
10am to 1am
720 East Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI


Chicago writers include: Toby Altman, Dan Godston, Laura Goldstein, Jennifer Karmin, Anne Shaw & Keith Wilson

Woodland Pattern Book Center was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Riverwest neighborhood by Anne Kingsbury and Karl Gartung in 1979. The center houses a bookstore with over 25,000 small press titles, in addition to an art gallery where they present exhibitions, artist talks, readings, experimental films, concerts, and writing workshops.


Every year, on the last Saturday of January, over 125 poets, writers, and performers in the Midwest show their support for Woodland Pattern by participating in its Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit.  Woodland Pattern is a nonprofit organization, all donations are fully tax deductible and all proceeds raised from this event help Woodland Pattern continue its literary programming.