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Monday Evening Speaker Series

Monday, April 27, 2020
8:00 pm9:00 pm
Virtual using Google Meet
Monday Evening Speaker Series

The Ups and Downs of Your Adoption Story: You Should Write A Book 
With Kate Vogl

Loss and frustration, joy and wonder––your story of surrender, adoption, and reunion (or any one of these three) includes all the elements of great storytelling. No wonder that when you’ve shared a sliver of your story, people say you should write a book. Whether you’re just thinking about starting or deep into a manuscript, find out what you need to know about getting what happened down on the page and into the world. What, exactly, do you need to consider when sharing these family secrets? Get real-life examples and strategies to address problems specific to writing about adoption. Led by an award-winning memoirist and writing instructor.

Kate St. Vincent Vogl is the author of "Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers." National ABC news has featured her story, and The Akron Beacon Journal named it among the best of the year. Her essays appear in Bellingham Review and best-selling anthologies such as "Listen to Your Mother" and "Why We Ride." Vogl has received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a residency at the Anderson Center, and her latest work is forthcoming in "Prairie Schooner." Vogl graduated from Cornell University cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, and from the Creative Writing Program at Hamline. An adoptee twenty-five years in reunion, she has presented at national writing conferences and international adoption forums. She teaches fiction and memoir writing at The Loft, the country’s largest creative writing center.

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