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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 Catapult, 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, All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way, is now available. The book is a Fall 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.

Interested in reading an excerpt from All the Colors We Will See? Please go here.


Upcoming Events

CMLibrary Presents: Community Discussion, Patrice Gopo
Thursday, February 7, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Mint Hill Library
6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road
Mint Hill, NC 28227

I will be part of the Mint Hill Library’s brand new Community Discussion Series. Their goal is for members of the community to discuss current topics and community engagement.

Bookmarks Movable Feast
Saturday OR Sunday, February 9 OR 10, 2019
7pm the 9th OR 3pm the 10th
Bookmarks & Footnote
634 W. Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

At Bookmarks’ seventh annual Movable Feast attendees will have the opportunity to talk and get their books signed by all visiting authors before and after the events. I’m thrilled to be part of what promises to be a fun event.

Author Talk: Why an Abundance of Black Stories Matter in the World
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00am to 11:30am
Davidson Library
119 South Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036

Join me as I discuss All The Colors We Will See and why it matters that we have an abundance of black stories in the world.

The Muse & the Marketplace
April 5-7, 2019
Boston, MA

Grub Street’s “three-day literary conference educates aspiring and emerging writers on the craft of fiction and nonfiction, prepares them for the ever-changing world of publishing and promotion, and creates opportunities for meaningful networking.” I will be teaching a session on organizing essay collections and co-teaching a session with Grace Talusan about dealing with envy in the writing life.