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"Catching up with Patrice Gopo | 2006 Rasmuson Foundation Intern," Rasmuson Foundation, November 2017

"20 Awesome Christian Women to Follow on Social Media,", January 2018



In June 2018, I will be one of the featured speakers at the God's Whisper Farm Writers' Retreat. I will be leading a workshop on writing personal essays, reading excerpts from my forthcoming essay collection, and participating in a discussion about publishing.

In January 2018, I taught the class, "Crafting the Personal Essay: Writing from Lived Experience," through CharlotteLit. What a fun day and a neat opportunity to help others learn how to tell their personal stories.

In November 2017, I had the opportunity to be part of Lenoir-Rhyne University's Visiting Writers Series. What a wonderful event and such a privilege to be part.

In August 2017, the NC Arts Council selected me as a 2017-2018 Artist Fellowship recipient. Read the announcement here and here. What an honor to be part of this amazing group of North Carolina prose and poetry writers, songwriters, and musical composers. 

In March 2017, Writers & Books selected me for a one week residency in Rochester, NY. Read the announcement here. Go here to read the essay I wrote about my wonderful time as the Writer-in-Residence.

In February 2017, I was part of the panel, "What Writers of Color Want White Editors to Know," at the annual AWP conference. Go here to read a recap.

In November 2016, Full Grown People selected my essay, "What Remains," as a Pushcart Prize nominee. Truly an honor. Read the announcement here.

In April 2016, Ruminate Magazine selected my essay, "Marching Toward Zion" as a 2016 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize Finalist.

In December 2015, the Arts & Science Council (ASC) selected me as one of the 2016 Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) recipients. I'm so grateful.

In April 2015, Ruminate Magazine selected my essay, "What Remains" as a 2015 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize Finalist.