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Bookmarks Festival Presents In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

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Bookmarks Festival Presents In a Different Key: The Story of Autism Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 10:30 am - 11:15 am

ABC of NC will partner with Bookmarks to bring John Donvan and Caren Zucker, authors of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, to the 2016 Festival of Books and Authors which will be held in downtown Winston-Salem September 8-10. Bookmarks is the largest annual book festival in North and South Carolina, attracting more than 15,000 attendees from 15 states.

A Different Key provides a historical perspective on autism, and an exploration of current understanding and advocacy efforts. The authors of A Different Key have been featured on/in NPR, The Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times.


ABC of NC is committed to promoting public awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder and advocating for the inclusion and acceptance of individuals on the spectrum. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Bookmarks to bring the authors of In A Different Key to Winston-Salem as a part of the 2016 Festival,” said Casey Raymer, ABC of NC’s director of development.  “We can think of no better way to continue the conversation about autism’s impact on our community and our collective response.”

Bookmarks does not usually announce their authors until their Preface Party, which will be held at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) July 22 from 6:30-8:30pm, but this year they made an exception. “We just couldn’t contain our excitement about this collaboration, this book, and these authors,” said Ginger Hendricks, Bookmarks’ executive director. A Different Key: The Story of Autism is available through Bookmarks and can be purchased from their office inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 North Spruce Street.

In addition to the authors’ appearance at the Festival on Saturday, September 10, ABC of NC will host a reception for friends of ABC of NC at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem (390 S. Liberty St, Winston-Salem) on Friday September 9, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm. Contact for more information.

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