I am excited share that I recently accepted the role of Managing Director at American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center. The Center’s mission is to bring together researchers, policymakers, writers, and advocates into teams that study racial inequality and discrimination, recommend policy correctives, and engage in effective campaigns of change. There’s a lot of exciting […]
“A few weeks ago, I received a rejection for my novel-in-progress. Now, I’m celebrating!” Initially, the rejection caused feelings of despair and hopelessness. I had an epic pity party. I even made my suffering public, sharing my disappointment on social media and inviting followers to join me in wallowing. I was only met with encouragement […]
I am excited to share that I was recently selected for my first writing residency! This spring, I will spend two weeks at The Lemon Tree House in Tuscany, Italy. I cannot wait to write all the words, eat all the pasta, and drink all the wine. One of my dear friends said I must […]
Author C.P. Patrick Talks Her Brilliant New Book Of Poetry And How She Stays Focused On Her Craft By Abi Ishola for Beyond Classically Beautiful C.P. Patrick is a writer and storyteller who revels in the opportunity to affirm that truth. These days that affirmation comes in the form of her second book titled, “Dear Ancestors,” […]
The 12th Annual Cavalcade of Authors Tour in Chicago is taking it back to the 1920s. Begin the weekend with the Welcome to the Cotton Club formal dinner in the Palladium Room in the fabulous Hotel Allegro, situated in the heart of downtown Chicago. Start Saturday with brunch at the Grand Lux Café on the Magnificent Mile, and then […]
Dear Ancestors is available now! In her first collection of poetry, CP Patrick reflects on the history and complexities of the African diaspora. Dear Ancestors is a poetic homage to the past and present. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and at independent booksellers nationwide!
My first poetry collection, Dear Ancestors, will address the beauty and complexities of the African diaspora. Stay tuned! dear ancestors you survived you live on my full lips in the bend of my curls reflecting in the melanin dancing on my skin within the words i write speak your tears are my tears for our […]