Reading followed by a discussion led by author and educator Edvige Giunta, of New Jersey City University
Monday, April 6, 2020 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at CUNY, 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036
Monday, March 23, 2020 – 6:45 – 7:45 PM
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Friday, March 20, 2020 – 6:00 PM
Books and Books – 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Women & Children First Bookstore – 5233 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
Many of these events were recorded and are available online.
Nadina’s Spring 2020 event at the NYS Writers Institute was postponed due to COVID-19. She was interviewed by University of Albany Journalism Professor, James Odato about her memoir, Such a Pretty Girl – January 26, 2021
CUNY TV’s Italics, Television for the Italian American Experience features prominent Italian Americans in the arts, business, government, sports, academia, and more. Nadina LaSpina will discuss her memoir with Dr. Joseph Sciorra, Ph.D, Director of Academic and Cultural Programs/Folklorist, Calandra Institute, Queens College and Italics Host Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. – October 1, 2020
Virtual Author Talk
Author Talk and conversation with Edvige Giunta, Italian American studies scholar, at the Mulberry Street Library – October 24, 2020
Reading/Book Talk with Simi Linton and Jessie Male – May 15, 2020
“Your Call” with Rose Aguilar on KALW San Francisco – January 8, 2020
Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00 PM
3075 Adeline, Berkeley, CA 94703
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 9410
Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:20 AM
Annual Conference of Physicians for a National Health Program
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Workshop – 2:50 PM
Book Fair – Book signing – 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia
Author Reading and Discussion
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 1:00 PM
25 Elm Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 2:00 PM
Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY 10012
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 3:00 PM
Community Room 8 A, 343 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 PM Pacific Time
Nadina LaSpina returns to KPFA Pushing Limits with Host Eddie Ytuarte and Adrienne Lauby for a full hour show. Patrons who donate $70 to the radio show receive a copy of Such a Pretty Girl.
CABLE TV SHOW
Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019 8:00 PM (Replay Monday, 3:00 PM)
Author Reading and lively discussion at Disabled In Action
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 3:00 PM 135 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Nadina LaSpina read from Such a Pretty Girl, inviting everyone’s comments, engaging everyone in conversation, and encouraging all to share their stories.
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Nadina LaSpina was on the KPFA show Pushing Limits with host Eddie Ytuarte.
CABLE TV Show
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Nadina LaSpina was on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network show Let Them Talk with Paul DeRienzo.
Wednesday, July 31st, 6 – 8 p.m.
Pen and Brush, Inc.
29 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010
Nadina LaSpina presented her debut memoir—Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride at the historic Pen and Brush, NYC! LaSpina read selections, did a live Q&A, and signed her book, as well as posed for pictures with fans.
Nadina LaSpina the Grand Marshal of the 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade NYC
Sunday, July 14th
Madison Square to Union Square
Nadina LaSpina was grand marshal of the 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade in Manhattan.
Sunday, July 14th at 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
The release of Nadina LaSpina’s memoir—Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride was celebrated immediately following the 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade! LaSpina read selections from her book, answered questions, and signed her new book, as well as posed for pictures with fans.