Drawing on her experience as the child of Jamaican immigrants, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Patrice Gopo enjoys exploring issues of race, immigration, and belonging. Her essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, and online in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her radio commentaries have appeared on Charlotte, North Carolina’s NPR Station WFAE 90.7. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she is the recipient of a 2016 Regional Artist Project Grant and a 2017-2018 NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Patrice lives with her family in North Carolina, and her essay collection will release in 2018.
Please go here to receive a complimentary copy of her essay about a false sense of intimacy with another culture and sign up for updates about her forthcoming book.
I will be teaching the class, "Crafting the Personal Essay: Writing from Lived Experience," through CharlotteLit on January 10th. Details below. I believe in the power of telling personal stories, and I'm excited to help others find a path to share their personal stories.
Crafting the Personal Essay: Writing from Lived Experience
January 10, 2018
10:00am - 1pm
1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205