Adoptee Writers & Speakers Needed!
Submission deadline: October 25th, 2023
Real Adoptee Stories
Are you an adult adoptee looking for a creative forum to help educate and enlighten others about adoption experiences from the perspective of adoptees? Boston Post Adoption Resources (BPAR) is seeking adoptee writers willing to read or perform their adoption-themed work (short memoirs, essays, poetry, songs and comedy) at our Voices Unheard in-person event on November 28th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lilypad in Cambridge, MA.
Our hope is to gather around 10 pieces of writing, comedy or song for each event to be read or performed by the authors. So if you are interested, please submit your work! Here's our flyer with details:
About the Submission Process
Submissions will be reviewed by Lisa "LC" Coppola, LMHC, a BPAR clinician and adoptee who brings many years of experience working with themes around the adoptee experience.
We will contact you with initial feedback. Not all submissions may be accepted. It is our hope to continue Voices Unheard nights multiple times per year, so if your submission does not make it into this event, we will try our best to get it into the next!
A Little Background
We developed Voices Unheard because of our deep belief in the value of community and creative expression for adult adoptees.
On November 12, 2019, BPAR hosted our first public event, bringing the Greater Boston community together to listen to adult adoptees as they shared their lived experiences.
While our plans for a second public event in 2020 couldn't materialize due to the pandemic, we were able to offer both an in-person and live-streamed forum in 2021 and 2022.
(We also devoted some of the pandemic months to writing and publishing our own journal, Voices Unheard: A Reflective Journal for Adult Adoptees! Learn more here.)
About the Event
Please review our Statement About Speaking at the Voices Unheard Event page before making a submission.
Details about the event itself, including ticketing for family, friends, and the community, will be posted on BPAR's Voices Unheard page!