"Giaci and Me" Book Launch and Author Reading with Rita Miceli - Pownal Street Press

“Giaci and Me” Book Launch and Author Reading with Rita Miceli

Pownal St. Press

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Join Rita Miceli on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 to celebrate the launch of her book Giaci and Me: A Mother’s Journey of Loving and Raising an Autistic Child. The book launch and author reading will be held from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West, in Windsor, Ontario. 

Giaci and Me: A Mother’s Journey of Loving and Raising an Autistic Child
ISBN: 9781998129003
$24.95 pb
Pre-order HERE

In Giaci and Me, author and mother Rita Miceli shares her story to help parents of autistic children be inspired, feel better, and continue their journey knowing they are not alone. A narrative of Rita’s innermost thoughts, realizations, and fears, this memoir of perseverance serves as a much-needed resource for caregivers and family members of people with autism.

A life-long educator and a long-time advocate for autism awareness, Rita Miceli is a contributor to the international bestselling book Ambitious Women Rise: The Amazing Stories of Women Overcoming Obstacles and Creating the Life of Their Dreams. As an educator for over three decades, Miceli teaches in the Autism and Behavioural Science Graduate Program at St. Clair College. She and her family have been featured in The Drive Magazine, on CTV news and on CBC National News. Rita is the past president of Autism Ontario (Windsor/Essex Chapter) and has published works on multiple platforms related to the topics of special needs and autism, including A Call to Action (Autism Matters) and Words that Connect Us (Canadian Authors Association). She won the Best New Canadian Manuscript award from the Word Guild for her manuscript entitled Giaci and Me: Life Lessons on Raising an Autistic Child.

The book launch will be held at Windsor’s St. Clair Centre for the Arts from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 

Best selling author and award winning author Lynn McLaughlin will be the host and MC for the event. As a professional speaker locally, provincially, and internationally, Lynn is passionate and proactive when it comes to children’s mental health. Her focus on children’s emotional well-being emphasizes what we as adults must do to ensure our children have the skills, mindset, and strategies to be successful and happy in today’s world. 

Joining Rita Miceli and Lynn McLaughlin are writers Alley L. Biniarz, Vanessa Shields, and Joanne Wise, who will be offering their congratulations and speaking about Rita and her work. They will be speaking followed by an author reading, where Rita Miceli will read an excerpt from Giaci and Me. Rita will also be signing copies of her new book. 

We hope you are able to join us on March 27th. Giaci and Me is available for pre-order at www.giaci.ca

Pownal Street Press is PEI’s newest publishing house. Women owned and women led, friendly, warm and professional: Pownal Street Press brings an approachable perspective to publishing books. With decades’ of experience, Pownal Street Press Co-Founders, Genevieve Loughlin and Mo Duffy Cobb have extensive publishing backgrounds across editorial, book design, marketing and sales. With distribution through Raincoast Books, Pownal Street Press’ titles have national reach but local heart. For more information about the Press and its books, please visit:www.pownalstreetpress.com.