Patty Rogers cards with well-timed messages Welcome to the newly updated Patty Rogers website. Huge thanks to Linda Campbell, the gifted digital developer who listened to my ideas and translated them into the digital platform you are viewing.

So much has happened in the last few months, not to mention in the last few years. I hope as you view this site you are safe and able to stay well as we all navigate Covid 19. Physical distancing and facemasks are necessary to keep well and protect ourselves and others against the spread of COVID-19.

As many are aware, COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people of color and at the same time drawing attention to how fragile and inequitable our country remains. Black Lives Matter! Change must happen in how all citizens are treated by those in authority, and how we treat each other, regardless of skin color, age, gender or belief. In respecting and including each other, we enable everyone to feel significant and belong.

We cannot allow politics to divide us, we must vote representatives into service that serve to unite us in our common good and empower each one of us to be our best selves. We are all human beings. In the words of John Lewis, "Lay down the burden of hate. It is time.”

With so much at stake in the world at this moment, time feels both fast and slow. Thank you for spending a moment looking at my site. Please contact me with your details if you would like to be on my mailing list.
Call This Room A Station by John Willson with illustration by Patty Rogers I want to introduce my creatively gifted friend, John Willson. If you are familiar with John’s writing, you already know how his poems linger in your thoughts and find a home in your memory. His newly released book of poetry, Call This Room a Station, is surprisingly intimate and brave, and in our present fragile world, you can find solidarity and comfort in the honesty and humanity of John’s writing. John’s words speak to where we live, feelings we share, and those feelings we keep inside us. In this time of uncertainty, his poems soothe, transport, and remind of what we share and how we are changed by love. John Willson is a Pushcart Prize recipient and two time finalist in the National Poetry Series. John lives with his wife on Bainbridge island, Washington, where he has been designated an island Treasure for outstanding contributions to arts in the community. Here is a link to where you can obtain a copy of Call This Room A Station.

A reading and booksigning is planned for Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7pm. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. These are unprecedented times, if you are in Port Townsend or near this area and plan to attend, please check ahead to verify.