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Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

Kathie Giorgio
Posted at 10:55 AM, Nov 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-01 15:50:53-04

Author Kathie Giorgio joins us to talk about her book and the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books. April is National Poetry Month, and also Autism Awareness Month. One year, I challenged myself to write a poem a day about my daughter Olivia and about autism. I also asked Olivia, who is a writer as well, to write a poem about her autism experience. The result is this book. We both want to show the autism experience in a different way, in little bites of poetry. We want to show that autism can be a very positive experience.

Kathie and her daughter are the keynotes on Saturday morning at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books. This will be on November 5 at 9:00 in the morning, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Waukesha campus. They will read from the book, and then be interviewed on stage by Jim Higgins, the books editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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