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 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.
Doris Betts Spring Literary Festival
March 30, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mitchell Community College, Mooresville Campus
I will be teaching a morning workshop about crafting personal essays and giving an afternoon reading. This event is free and open to the public.
Center City Literary Festival
March 30, 2019
6 - 9 pm
UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Along with authors Tony Earley, Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, and Allison Hutchcraft, I will be giving an evening reading. This event is free and open to the public.
The Muse & the Marketplace
April 5-7, 2019
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.
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction
August 23-25, 2019
I will be teaching a workshop about transforming essays into a book, a topic close to my heart!