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Author Meet and Greet: Luis Gutierrez

Presented by Madison Public Library Foundation with sponsorship support from DreamBank

Friday, October 4, 2013
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
DreamBank, One North Pinckney
Tickets on sale now

MADISON, Wis. (Tuesday, September 24, 2013) - Madison Public Library Foundation and DreamBank will host a meet and greet with Congressman Luis Gutierrez before the free discussion of his memoir Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Congress. Tickets are $50 and are available for purchase at www.wisconsinbookfestival.org. Ticket price includes an autographed copy of Still Dreaming and proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Luis Gutierrez, the first Latino to be elected to Congress from the Midwest, is in his 11th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2001 he was the first elected official to sponsor a version of the DREAM Act-legislation to allow undocumented youth brought to the United States as minors a pathway to citizenship.

Still Dreaming, to be released October 7th, 2013, is Gutierrez's frank, often humorous story of how a cabdriver and semi-successful community organizer became such an influential member of Congress. He is as endearing to the reader as he is sometimes maddening to his colleagues, inspiring everyone to stand up for their rights and for those of others.

DreamBank, American Family Insurance's community space on the Capitol Square, is pleased to host the event. "DreamBank is a place for dreamers to get the inspiration and encouragement to pursue their dreams," said Anne Jensen, Brand Strategist for DreamBank. "We are thrilled to host Luis Gutierrez to share the story of his journey to pursuing his dreams and his success."

Gutierrez will also be appearing at the Monona Terrace on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:00pm for a free discussion of his memoir, open to the public. The Wisconsin Book Festival is one of Gutierrez's first stops on his upcoming book tour.

About Madison Public Library Foundation

The Madison Public Library Foundation promotes and supports Madison’s library facilities, services and programs. Established in 1993, the foundation provides annual project grants, raises funds for capital projects, and promotes awareness of the libraries and their programs. Learn more about Madison Public Library at www.mplfoundation.org.

About the Wisconsin Book Festival

After 11 excellent years, the Wisconsin Book Festival is making a new home at Madison Public Library. The 2013 Wisconsin Book Festival will feature local literary talents alongside national voices to create a unique event full of free community programs in keeping with our library's mission to learn, share, and create. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than 50 events incorporating literature, film, art, and performance. The festival is an opportunity for people together from across Wisconsin in celebration of books, reading, and ideas. http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org

About DreamBank by American Family Insurance

DreamBank is an innovative, one-of-a-kind destination that offers a variety of free events, workshops and Interactive exhibits to help community members pursue their dreams. Visit DreamBank on Madison’s Capitol Square or at amfam.com/dreambank to check out the full schedule of events.

Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers business insurance in 19 states. American Family Mutual Insurance Company is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam. Google+ plus.google.com/+amfam/