Woodland Pattern brings Walter Mosley, local musicians for anniversary Nov. 18
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Woodland Pattern Book Center gets seriously classy Nov. 18 for its Anniversary Celebration in the banquet room of the candelabra-and-chandelier-bedecked wine and champagne bar, The Hamilton. The event features a reading from best-selling author Walter Mosley, perhaps best known as author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries.
Mosley’s work has been translated into 23 languages, and has been the recipient of an O. Henry, a Grammy, a PEN America Lifetime Achievement Award, and the NAACP Image Award. His most recent title, Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation, makes the case for locating the causes of economic inequality in terms of addiction and oppression, and for working toward a “just, more holistic society.”
There’s much more on tap for the celebration. Record geeks will delight in the spinning of 78s from the collections of local musicians Hal Rammel, who curates Woodland Pattern’s Alternating Currents Music Concert Series; guitarist Chris Rosenau of Collections Of Colonies Of Bees and Volcano Choir; and internationally-renowned drummer Jon Mueller. Philanthropists will also delight in the chance to support Woodland Pattern, which has been pinched hard by cuts to the Wisconsin Arts Board under the Walker administration. And you know how we ranted about that earlier this year.
We suspect the evening will more than suffice to satisfy the martini-sipping flaneur and the flannel-wearing literary buff alike. A reception will precede the reading at 5:30 p.m., with the reading to follow at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the reception and the reading is $80 for single adults, $150 for couples, and $20 for admission to the reading only.