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About

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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 several Regional Artist Project Grants 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 was a Fall 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.

Upcoming Events

Writing the Real World: Crafting the Personal Essay
Thursday, November 7 and 14, 2019
9:30am - 12pm
CharlotteLit
1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205

The personal essay is an effective method for uncovering the deeper thoughts, causes, and concerns that lie beneath your lived experience. In this class, we’ll use readings, discussion, and writing exercises to learn how to artfully express ourselves. Registration is required.

Personal Essay Workshop
Saturday, February 22, 2020
1-4pm
Charlotte Writers’ Club
Charlotte, NC (specific location TBA)

In this workshop, participants will learn the building blocks of writing an effective and satisfying personal essay.

Writing for Your Life
March 24-25, 2020
Charlotte, NC

I will present several sessions geared toward writers and one session geared toward readers.