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Adoption, My Voice, My Body: A Writing Workshop
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Oakland, CA
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Adoption, My Voice, My Body: A Writing Workshop
"Adoption, My Voice, My Body: A Writing Workshop"
Sunday June 5th (for Adopted People) and Saturday June 11th (For Birth Parents), Saturday June 18th (for Adoptive Parents), 2011

Do you have a story related to adoption and family you have been wanting to tell? Something to celebrate? Something you have been struggling with? Do you have a memory you would like to start writing down? This is an excellent workshop for both those who will for the first time be trying to consider how adoption has impacted their life and for those who have spent a lot of time considering their relationship to adoption.

This workshop is for both experienced writers and those who have no writing experience. We will work from "where you are" to explore your stories, thoughts and ideas.

Week 1: For Adopted People (10 seats)  Sunday June 5th
This week welcomes all adopted people - same race, transracial / inter-country and kinship adoptees. We will spend time reading, discussing and writing our memories, our voices and our stories as adopted people and time focusing on our bodies as holding memory and histories that need to be spoken.

Week 2: For Birth Parents (10 seats)  Saturday June 11th
This week welcomes all Birth Parents, both mothers and fathers together to write. We will spend time reading, discussing and writing your stories, thoughts and ideas about your connection or disconnection to the children in your life who are also impacted by adoption and your body as it remembers the past.

Week 3: For Adoptive Parents (10 seats)  Saturday June 18th
This week welcomes adoptive parents to spend time exploring your stories. We will spend time reading, discussing and writing your memories, your voices and time with the concepts of family, mothering and fathering in a way that will focus on your own specific stories of the challenges and joys of adoptive parenting.

Other Workshop Details
Workshop Fee $80 general, $60 (students & seniors, email for discount code)
Space for 10-12 participants
Oakland, CA
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Workshop Facilitator: Lisa Marie Rollins
Lisa Marie is a transracial adoptee and writer. She is the author of the long running "Birth Project" blog, and is a poet and playwright. She has been teaching & work shopping writing for over 10 years and is the 2010-2011 Poet in Residence at UC Berkeley's Poetry for the People and is most recently published in "Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out".  If you have more questions about the workshop email her directly at or check out her blog at



address disclosed with purchase
address disclosed with purchase
Oakland, CA 94607
United States


Arts > Literary
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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