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DuskyLorraine Dusky, award-winning journalist and author of the first birthmother memoir, Birthmark (1979), who carries and enlarges her story further in her new book, Hole in My Heart: A Memoir and Report from the Fault Lines of Adoption


Margaret JacobsMargaret Jacobs, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and author of A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World (University of Nebraska Press, 2014)



Deann Borshay Liem,award-winning filmmaker, will screen work-in-progress scenes from her upcoming film, Geographies of Kinship; the film features adoptee stories that unfold against the backdrop of the Korean War and the effects of post-war industrialization and globalization on women and families in South Korea.




MUStaged readings tracing twenty years of adoption theater in the Twin Cities by Mu Performing Arts




loftReadings of adoption-themed creative works at the Loft Literary Center