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June 13, 2023
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

James J. Patterson & Jane Satterfield (With Elizabeth Hazen)

Join us to celebrate new books by James J. Patterson (JUNK SHOP WINDOW) and Jane Satterfield (BADASS BRONTES) at Bird in Hand! Poet Elizabeth Hazen will join the authors in conversation. Books will be available for sale at the event.

James J. Patterson was born in Washington, DC, five days before Nixon’s infamous “Checkers Speech.” He’s been lurking about in what he calls “The Capital of the Empire” ever since. As “Jimmy Pheromone” he crisscrossed north America 200 nights a year, writing and performing songs with the satirical art-folk duo, The Pheromones, playing what they called “Pop-Relevant Cabaret.” The ‘Mones were famous the world over for songs such as Yuppie Drone, Grace In The World, This Speech Is Free, and The Galactic Funny Farm. Patterson was the founder and publisher of SportsFan Magazine for ten years, reporting on and fighting for the rights of sports fans everywhere. Today he’s that friendly fellow sitting next to you on the subway, or at the ball game, or by the bar, ready to strike up a conversation. He wants to hear a story. Tell him a good one. He might just write it down.

The daughter of an American airman and British mother, Jane Satterfield was born in Corby, England, and educated in the U.S. She is the author of six books, most recently The Badass Brontës, a winner of the Diode Editions Book Prize. Her previous books include Apocalypse Mix (winner of the 2016 Autumn House Poetry Prize selected by David St. John), Her Familiars, Assignation at Vanishing Point, and Shepherdess with an Automatic.

Satterfield has received a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the 49th Parallel Poetry Prize from Bellingham Review, the Ledbury Festival Poetry Prize, the Mslexia women’s poetry prize, and more. She has been a Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and received residency fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Satterfield’s poetry and prose have appeared in American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, The Common, Crazyhorse, Diagram, Ecotone, Hotel Amerika, Hopkins Review, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, Orion, Pleiades, Shenandoah, and elsewhere, as well as on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. She has served on the faculty of the West Chester Poetry Conference and as the 2019 Salisbury Poet-in-Residence. Satterfield is a Professor in the Writing Department at Loyola University Maryland. She lives in Baltimore with her partner, poet Ned Balbo.

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