Poetry and Autism
Location: Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)
Poet and Unrestricted Interest co-founder Chris Martin will speak about his work with the South Education Center (SEC) and master teachers Sandi Shetka and Katie Bastiansen. Together they have used poetry to awaken the expressive potential of students with autism. Their partnership began when the teachers met Martin at an Edina Reads Poetry reading in 2017. A former SEC student-writer, Meghana Junnuru, will talk about her remarkable poetry and her plans for a groundbreaking new autism center.
Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, the Edina Community Foundation, Edina Senior Center, Edina Community Education, Edina High School, Edina Historical Society, and the Edina League of Women Voters.