KATHIE GIORGIO- SEWI Book Festival Koffee Keynote

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books- Koffee Keynote
KATHIE GIORGIO
Saturday, November 5th
9:00 a.m.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha

 

Kathie Giorgio discusses her book: Olivia in Five Seven Five: Autism in Haiku with her daughter, Olivia, and Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Book Editor. Kathie Giorgio will sign books from 11:15 am to 11:45 am in the Commons.

 

About the book:
Kathie Giorgio was forty years old when she gave birth to the baby she and her husband, Michael, planned for, hoped for, dreamed of. But Olivia wasn't anyone this veteran mother of three teenagers expected. Olivia cried all the time. She wouldn't eat table food. She wouldn't speak. Her favorite toy was a bucket of hundreds of tiny plastic bears in rainbow colors that she spent hours every day arranging in a long looping line through the house. And finally...she was diagnosed as autistic when she was three years old. Kathie and Michael, both writers, were told that their daughter would never have words, and that she would only see them as "bumps on a log". Yet she smiled at them every day.

Olivia In Five, Seven, Five; Autism In Haiku is the story, in poetic form, of a mother's love for her autistic child, and the way that love could blast through a diagnosis and lift this little girl who smiled. Kathie smiled back.

 

About the author: 
KATHIE GIORGIO is the critically acclaimed author of six novels, The Home For Wayward ClocksLearning To Tell (A Life)TimeRise From The RiverIn Grace’s Time,  If You Tame Me, and All Told, two story collections, Enlarged Hearts and Oddities & Endings; The Collected Stories Of Kathie Giorgio, a collection of essays, Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News; A Year Of Spontaneous Essays, two poetry chapbooks, True Light Falls In Many Forms and When You Finally Said No and a full-length poetry book, No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More To See.  In September 2022, a poetry chapbook, Olivia In Five, Seven, Five; Autism In Haiku, was just released. In March 2023, Giorgio’s seventh novel, Hope Always Rises, will be released. Giorgio is the director/founder of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, an international creative writing studio. She lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with her husband, mystery writer Michael Giorgio, her daughter Olivia who is finishing her first novel, two cats named Muse and Edgar Allen Paw, and an eccentric dog named Ursula after Ursula Le Guin. She has three adult children.

 

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Event date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 9:00am
Event address: 
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Olivia In Five, Seven, Five; Autism In Haiku By Kathie Giorgio Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781646628520
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Published: Finishing Line Press - August 26th, 2022

All Told By Kathie Giorgio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781649794949
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Published: Austin Macauley - January 4th, 2022

No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More to See By Kathie Giorgio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646622382
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Published: Finishing Line Press - September 4th, 2020

If You Tame Me By Kathie Giorgio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684333479
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Published: Black Rose Writing - September 26th, 2019

When You Finally Said No By Kathie Giorgio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635348613
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Published: Finishing Line Press - February 22nd, 2019

Today's Moment of Happiness Despite the News: A Year of Spontaneous Essays By Kathie Giorgio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684331291
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Published: Black Rose Writing - September 27th, 2018

Enlarged Hearts By Kathy Giorgio Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781599483368
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Published: Mint Hill Books - May 1st, 2012

The Home for Wayward Clocks By Kathie Giorgio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599482552
Published: Mint Hill Books - March 1st, 2011