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09 - Jun
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Where:Napa, Napa,, Napa County, California, United States, 94559
Napa Valley Writers will host Nina G, author of the newly released Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen for an evening of comedy, stories and insights. Nina will talk about her journey to overcome internalized stigma related to her feelings about stuttering to becoming, at the time she started, the world's only female stuttering stand-up comedian. From childhood experiences growing up in an Italian-Catholic family, brushes with famous comedians to cringe-worthy interactions with people who didn't get stuttering. It's all in Nina's book! Nina has been featured in/on everything from NPR's 51%, BBC's Ouch, Psychology Today, Tedx, multiple day time talk shows, Howard (Stern) 100 News and even the Stuttering John Podcast. Her no nonsense approach to disability awareness and acceptance helps to bring institutions, communities and individuals to deepen their understanding of the disability and bring practical approaches to making a more inclusive society. Visit her website: Kathleen Thomas will be June's Member Reader.
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