Building Communities, Changing Discourse: Transracial Adoptees

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The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture and the Loft invite you to a reading curated by Shannon Gibney.

Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), a young adult novel with themes of transracial adoption that won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples' Literature.

Lisa Marie Brimmer is a Queer, Black, Transracial Adoptee artist, academic fellow and administrator living in Minneapolis, MN and attending University of St. Thomas for her Master's in English.

Susan Harness is a member of the Salish Kootenai Tribes and recently received her MA in Creative Nonfiction from Colorado State University.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of Paper Pavilion (White Pine Press 2007), Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press 2015), and Interrogation Room (forthcoming). She is associate professor of English and program director of Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College.

Melissa Ludtke, an adoptive parent and veteran journalist, is the producer, co-creator and writer for Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods, a transmedia storytelling project and curriculum for students from middle school through early years of college.

Jean Marie Place is an assistant professor of women's health at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

SooJin Pate is the author of From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption (University of Minnesota Press) and Motherloss: A Memoir (forthcoming).

Sun Yung Shin is the editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, the author of poetry collections Unbearable Splendor (poetry/essay); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (all from Coffee House Press), a co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and the author of the bilingual illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson.

Kate St. Vincent Vogl teaches both fiction and nonfiction at the Loft, and her book, Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers, was featured on national ABC news.
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By: The Loft Literary Center