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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 sign up to receive updates about this forthcoming book.


Upcoming Appearances

As a recipient of an NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship, I will be participating in several upcoming events across North Carolina. If you’re able to attend, I’d love to see you there!


North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellows Reading
Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Scuppernog Books, Greensboro
South Elm-Eugene Street Greensboro, NC, 27406


Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series
Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Belk Centrum
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC 28601