Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Longest Open Mic Ever! The 15th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit
The 15th Annual Poetry Marathon!
Saturday, January 31, 2009 10am till 1am ONLY $8!
Every year, on the last Saturday of January, over 125 poets, writers, and performers show their support for Woodland Pattern by participating in its Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit. Each writer presents five minutes of work to a packed house and raises pledge money benefiting Woodland Pattern programming.
Hundreds of people faithfully turn out for this vibrant community event. Last year's Marathon drew an audience of over 500 people, and featured over 125 readers from across the nation. Through the funds brought in by each reader and the generosity of donors, we were able to further support programming for Woodland Pattern during the calendar year of 2008. We expect to have another great turn out in 2009 and hope that you can be a part of our legacy!
Participating in the Marathon is one way you can invigorate the literary arts community in Milwaukee. It is not too late to sign up to read, become a donor, or bring a friend along to witness the action. Hope to see you on the 31st, your spirit and energy is important as we kick off another year of great poetry and art at Woodland Pattern.
Young Poets Hour from 10am-11am
Don't miss the first hour of this year's marathon! We will feature students from Woodland Pattern's writing workshops and our Woodland Creatures Poetry Camp. We are continually impressed by their imagination, honesty, and energy. Please show your support and join us in celebrating Milwaukee's young and promising poets.
Women of Milwaukee Hour from 9pm-10pm
This hour will feature talented women writers from the Milwaukee area. Last year's Women of Milwaukee hour packed the house. Make sure you show up early this year if you want to get a good seat!
Collaborations Hour from 10pm-11pm
This hour will feature writers, artists, musicians, singers, and song-writers. Come see how these talented artists weave words with other forms of artistic expression to make successful collaborations.
Posted by Julie Strand at 12:53 PM