Coming June 6, 2023
Junk Shop Window
Essays on Myth, Life, and Literature
A visit to the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, England, results in a meeting with a telepathic dog. A trip to see the Irish Rovers on St Patrick’s Day becomes slapstick worthy of the I Love Lucy Show, An attempt to record the right background sounds for a Sherlock Holmes radio play opens a doorway in time to the world of a century ago. And Hermes, the Greek messenger god, appears in various guises, relaying sometimes cryptic, sometimes life-saving messages.
Meet James J. Patterson
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.
James J. Patterson’s Junk Shop Window on E. Ethelbert Miller’s On the Margin
By Eylie Sasajima To celebrate the upcoming release of Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life, and Literature, on June 6, ASP’s James J. Patterson was interviewed on E. Ethelbert Miller’s WPFW radio show, On the Margin. The conversation included personal reading and writing practices, science fiction, and the origin of ASP itself, along with…
ASP Salon Series
Saturday, May 13, 2:30 pm Bethesda, MD: Private Salon, “The Creative Leap.” ASP resumes its series of occasional salons with this special event. James J. Patterson reads from his new essay collection, “Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life, and Literature,” and Katherine Williams reads from her new poetry collection, “Still Life.” Discussion led by…
Readings by James J. Patterson, Jane Saterfield and Elizabeth Hazen
Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 pm, Bird in Hand Café and Bookstore, 11 E 33RD Street, Baltimore, MD21218 https://www.birdinhandcafe.com/ James J. Patterson reads from “Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life and Literature,” and Jane Satterfield reads from her latest poetry collection, “The Badass Brontës.” Poet Elizabeth Hazen leads the Q & A, focused on writing…
Readings by James J. Patterson, Aaron Hamburger and Zachary Powers
Friday, June 16, 7:00 pm, The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda MD 20815 https://www.writer.org/event/patterson-hamburger/ James J. Patterson reads from “Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life and Literature,” and Aaron Hamburger reads from his new novel “Hotel Cuba.” Zachary Powers leads the Q & A. Free and open to the public. There will be…
Throwing in the Tao; James J. Patterson’s New Essay Appears in Henry Miller Journal
With a new edition of Nexus: the International Henry Miller Journal comes a whole new discourse on the oft-ignored American master. James J. Patterson’s unique perspective on Miller appears as “Throwing in the Tao…” an essay concerning the correspondence between writer Lawrence Durrell and his mentor, Henry Miller. An excerpt follows below. Catch it in the new…
Hermes at the Kakistocracy Hotel
James J Patterson remembers his hero, Robert Bly, from Patterson’s forthcoming book, “Junk Shop Window” from Alan Squire Publishing. It is a late Sunday afternoon in downtown Atlanta. The Conference on Myth, Fantasy, and Imagination, on the last of its four days, is taking a breather between the afternoon lectures and mealtime festivities. The conference…
James J. Patterson’s “Live from the Reading Room” Continues Strong into its 16th episode
On the latest episode of James J. Patterson’s “Live from the Reading Room” (LFTRR), Patterson discusses searching for literary inspiration in writing.
Author, Branka Cubrilo, Talks New Novel, “Dethroned,” with James J. Patterson
James J. Patterson sits down with Croatian-born novelist, Branka Cubrilo to talk about her recent geopolitical thriller novel, “Dethroned.” In the course of conversation they touch on feminism in Eastern Europe, the lives of young women, translation, and the merits of different languages for carrying prose.
An Interview with “Roughnecks” Author, James J. Patterson
Recently, James J. Patterson sat down with fellow author, Branka Cubrilo, for her blog. They spoke on Patterson’s most recent novel, Roughnecks, his old band “The Pheromones,” whose style Patterson warmly refers to as “pop-relevant cabaret”, his favorite author, Henry Miller, and many other diverse topics.