A Flurry of Fall Events (in Chronological Order)


True to its promise, fall is a whirlwind of events and projects!


The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) Biennial Conference begins tomorrow, here in Minneapolis. Most panels and events take place at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Downtown Northstar Hotel, and run Thursday, October 27 through  Saturday, October 29.

Click here for the conference program.

As a member of the local conference site committee, I have been busy planning opportunities for those who study the social, artistic, and other effects of adoption to gather and share perspectives and information at this small but mighty conference.


One such opportunity is the “Building Communities, Changing Discourse: New Writing on Adoption,” reading that will be taking place at The Loft Literary Center on Friday, October 28, at 7 pm.

Please check out this flyer, for more events affiliated with the ASAC 2016 Conference that are free and open to the public!



Then, I will be giving a short talk, reading and discussion at St. Kate’s on Tuesday, November 1, 7-8:30 pm, in their library.

“The Powerful Connection between Courage, Art, and Spirituality: Women’s Strategies and Legacies of Resistance, Agitation, and Transformation,” is FREE and open to the public!

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Details on the event on the St. Kate’s library page website.

Facebook event page here.

Download a flyer shannon-gibney-_17336017_155601794ff62e7303785e563f614ee98e98bee7.


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On Wednesday, November 2, Taiyon Coleman, Alexs Pate and I will be reading from and discussing Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids.

Blues Vision

The event takes place in the Legacy Room, 12-12:50 pm, and then again at 2-2:50 pm. It is FREE and open to the public.

Download a blues-vision-fall-2016-poster.


Finally (for now, anyway), Madison people please don’t miss my reading at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore with rockstar and fellow adoptee writer and provocateur Rosita Gonzalez!

This reading and discussion is FREE and open to the public, and takes place on Friday, November 4 at 6:30 pm. Get all your info here.

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Rosita Gonzalez

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