Here’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about adoption from the adoptee experience. It’s also a good place for adoptees who are writers or interested in the literary arts or others interested in same. Please share and PRE-REGISTER NOW. It’s this Saturday, April 9!!!!
One of the many things that this festival seeks to begin to correct is when stories are taken over by those who don’t really understand the adoption experience. They create stories like MY PET PEEVE: at the end of the mystery, the killer turns out to be the adoptee whose mind has been twisted by her adoptive situation. I get really upset whenever a novel or TV show ends that way.
Anyway, that was my little personal aside there. So now go, listen to the perspective of adoptees (adoptee writers) themselves!!!
13 responses to “Adoptee Literary Festival April 9”
What a wonderful idea!
A long time coming!
A great idea, Luanne.
I think so, too!
Being part of the adoption triangle I have many adoption related items in my Facebook feed and quarterly newsletters from a counselling service. You may be aware the then Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, issued an apology for the practices in this country during the time now known as the Forced Adoption Era.
Adoptees are finally being heard, and one of their greatest concerns is ‘outsiders’ telling them how they should think and feel as adoptees. This literary event will be a fabulous forum for those voices to be heard. Whether everyone will understand is another matter…
When this festival really takes off they need to bring in voices like yours. I suspect a fair number of the participants are Korean-American writers, people who were adopted from Korea like my kids and of that generation. That’s who I am seeing speaking up in this country.
I hit the send button too quickly on my previous reply. I wanted to bring your attention to two books: The Colour of Difference, and The Colour of Time; and more background on them is here in this article: https://intercountryadopteevoices.com/2022/04/06/participating-in-the-colour-of-difference-long-term-outcomes/
As well as the Canadian link I sent you, I think both books are available on Amazon US.
There may be an opportunity to mention INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTEE VOICES (ICAV) at your literary event.
Love this, Luanne! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome :). So happy this is finally happening!
Dang! This’ll teach me to miss your posts! My friend would’ve really liked this; she adopted both her kids – one from Guatemala and the other from Colombia. They’re both adults now, doing really well.
Oh, that’s great to hear.