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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, All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way, will release this summer.

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Pre-order All the Colors We Will See and receive the DISCUSSION GUIDE and Jamaican RECIPES from the book. To claim your pre-order gifts, please email a screenshot of your pre-order receipt to allthecolorswewillsee (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject: Gift. This offer expires on 6 August 2018 at 11:59pm EST.


Upcoming Events


Drop-in Celebration for the Launch of All the Colors We Will See
Saturday, August 4th, 4-6pm
Fashion & Compassion
1717 Cleveland Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203

Please join me for a drop-in celebration and help me launch All the Colors We Will See into the world. I’m excited to partner with Fashion & Compassion for this event.


Reading and Public Conversation about Race and Friendship
Thursday, August 9th, 7-8:30pm
Park Road Books
4139 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209

I’ll be reading short excerpts from All the Colors We Will See. Afterwards, a dear friend will join me for a timely discussion about race and friendship and other topics raised in the book. One of my greatest hopes for All the Colors We Will See is that it will create spaces for these important conversations. I’m thrilled that this event will be, what I believe to be, the first of many public conversations.