Broome County L8brary, Court st., Binghamton, NY
On Saturday November 16 at 2 PM in the Brunswick room at Broome County Library, five award winning poets from three states will gather to perform work from the first-ever international literary anthology on Autism: Alongside We Travel: Contemporary Poets on Autism, published by NYQ Books.
Readers will include Binghamton poets Joe Weil, a professor in the PhD Program in Creative Writing at SUNY Binghamton; Emily Vogel, a local teacher and author of two full-length collections; anthology editor Sean Thomas Dougherty and Lisa M. Dougherty from Erie, Pa,; SUNY Tech professor George Guida from NYC; and Binghamton alumnus and poet Sherine Gilmour, from Connecticut.
Alongside We Travel gathers works from more than two dozen poets from Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Israel who are affected by the autism spectrum, including poets who are parents of autistic children. The book also includes tutors and teachers, aunts and grandmothers, friends and siblings, and from poets with autism.
Profits from this anthology are being donated to a small charity that hand sews weighted blankets for children with autism called Sharing the Weight.