Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 1pm - 4pm - Crafting a Compelling Personal Essay, a workshop led by Patrice Gopo, at the Davidson Friends Meeting House, 625 South Street. She is a Charlotte writer and the author of All the Colors We Will See Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness and Finding Our Own Way. The collection of essays was published in 2018. Charlotte Writers’ Club North is pleased to welcome her to Davidson.
What you will learn: In this workshop, participants will learn the building blocks of writing an effective and satisfying personal essay. Through examples and writing exercises, we’ll learn how to write about our lived experiences in a way that unearths deeper meaning and connects with readers and the broader world.
Patrice Gopo draws on her experience as the child of Jamaican immigrant. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She enjoys exploring issues of race, immigration, and belonging. Her collection of essays, All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way was published in 2018.
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.
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Members $30.00 - Non-members $40.00
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