Anita G. Gorman grew up in New York City and now lives in northeast Ohio. Since 2014 she has had twentyseven short stories and eleven essays accepted for publication. Her one-act play, Astrid: or, My Swedish Mama, produced at Youngstown Ohio's Hopewell Theatre in March 2018, starred Anita and her daughter Ingrid.
Nobody in Sweden can imagine all the advantages America offers sober, honest, and industrious persons; for them it is a veritable land of honey. But for those who neither can nor will work, who have left Sweden with other plans for making a living, they will without exception find a Siberia, and the sooner they leave, the better, if they want to escape the greatest want and misery. Thus you see that this country can be at the same time both a Canaan and a Siberia. Trulyit is a peculiar country! Letter from Peter Cassel to Apothecary Sundius, Cincinatti, 2 September 1845 (Translation by K. Proescholdt and Earl D. Check)
The America Letters
The American Festival Week will take place next time in July 2023 in Kisa, Sweden.