C.A.S.E. Adoptee Author Series - Susan Ito
Date May 08, 2024
Time 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us as we welcome Susan Ito to discuss “I Would Meet You Anywhere: A Memoir”

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Join Us as we welcome National Book Critics Circle Finalist, Susan Ito, as she discusses her poignant memoir “I Would Meet You Anywhere: A Memoir.” Growing up with adoptive nisei parents, Susan Ito knew only that her birth mother was Japanese American and her father white. But finding and meeting her birth mother in her early twenties was only the beginning of her search for answers, history, and identity. An account of love, what it’s like to feel neither here nor there, and one writer’s quest for the missing pieces that might make her feel whole, I Would Meet You Anywhere is the stirring culmination of Ito’s decision to embrace her right to know and tell her own story. Ito grapples with her own reproductive choices, the legacy of the Japanese American incarceration experience during World War II, and the true meaning of family.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

TIME: 7:00 – 8:00PM EST

WHERE: Zoom 

About The Authors 

Susan Ito is the author of the memoir, I Would Meet You Anywhere, published by the Ohio State University Press, and a finalist for the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award. She co-edited the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption. Her work has appeared in The Writer, Hyphen, Literary Mama, Catapult, Hyphen, The Bellevue Literary Review, Agni, Guernica, and elsewhere.  She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, The Mesa Refuge, Hedgebrook and Blue Mountain Center. Her theatrical adaption of Untold, stories of reproductive stigma, was produced at Brava Theater. She teaches at the Mills College campus of Northeastern University.