A graduate of St. Michael’s College, Dave Patterson holds an MA from the Bread Loaf School of English and an MFA from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. His work has appeared in Slice Magazine, Salon, Hot Metal Bridge, Clare Literary Journal, and Blinders Literary Journal among other journals. He was a finalist for a 2019 Maine Literary Award. Patterson teaches high school English in Maine and at Southern New Hampshire University’s Online MFA program in Creative Writing. He is currently at work on his second novel.
As a journalist and beer critic, Patterson is regular contributor to Maine Magazine. His beer writing has appeared in the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Activity Maine, and Maine Brew Guides. His Beer Muse column appeared weekly in Maine Today from 2014 to 2018.
In addition to writing, Dave is also a musician and songwriter. He spent a decade in the Portland based band, This Way. The band shared bills with G. Love and Special Sauce, Mason Jennings, and My Morning Jacket, and won a Portland Phoenix Award for Best Americana Band. His current music projects are The High Spirits and Peddle Steal.