About the Author

As a writer and poet living in Royal Oak, MI, the following is a bona fide listing of past and present artistic credentials and experience:


  • Headliner of PATT”S POETRY PARTY, a 90’s open-mic program, presented monthly, ’96 through ’98, in downtown Royal Oak.
  • Writer and Poet in residence in Royal Oak: Community Awards poems recited and recognized: Citizens Compliment, Trophy Town, Peaks, Sole Sign, In Up, Crest and Re Be Future.
  • Birthright Poems: A compilation written to commemorate Royal Oak’s 75th Anniversary, documented in the Library of Michigan Collections.
  • Former President of and writer for the Royal Oak Arts Council, including originator of Art Active Series, co-chair of 29th Annual Outdoor Art Fair, hostess of Artist Spotlight (local cable TV).
  • Famous Women in Royal Oak, distinction by Royal Oak Historical Guild.
  • Published works including Wayne Literary Review, Wayzgoose Anthologies, Windsor Review, Detroit Free Press Holiday Short Story award and other local publications.
  • Published Online Books:  PLUS TWO, CHRISTMAS REEL, OPINIONATA.
  • Charter Member  and benefactor of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Long standing member of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce – 2011 poem, Link Age, featured in the 75th Anniversary Celebration article and promotions.
  • Associate Degree in Arts, Oakland Community College.
  • Originator and Author of Patt’s WORD ART.

New Flash

Patt has been published in the Royal Oak Today Magazine!
2018 4th Quarter Publication.

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