UPCOMING EVENTS


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Author Reading and Conversation with artist and author Riva Lehrer

POSTPONED

Thursday, March 12, 2020 – 7:00 PM

Women & Children First Bookstore – 5233 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Riva Lehrer's portrait of Nadina LaSpina
Artist Riva Lehrer’s Portrait of Nadina LaSpina

Reading, discussion and book signing

POSTPONED

Friday, March 20, 2020 – 6:00 PM

Books and Books – 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134


Reading and discussion as part of the Miami-Dade Library System Author Series

POSTPONED

Monday, March 23, 2020 – 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Reading followed by a discussion led by author and educator Edvige Giunta, of New Jersey City University

POSTPONED

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


Nadina LaSpina will present her memoir at the New York State Writers Institute, SUNY Albany, for the Spring 2020 Visiting Writers Series

POSTPONED

Friday, April 17, 2020 – 7:30 PM

Huxley Theatre, NYS Museum, Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany NY 12230

Earlier that same day from 3 to 5 p.m., the author will attend the Disability Resource Center Awards / Celebration / Reception, an event to celebrate the academic and leadership achievements of students with disabilities and recognition of faculty and staff who create an accessible living and learning environment. Both events are free and open to the public.


Reading from Such a Pretty Girl followed by a conversation with author and disability activist Simi Linton

POSTPONED

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 4:00 to 6:00 PM

NYU Center for Disability Studies, 239 Greene Street, 8th floor Commons, New York, NY 10003


PAST EVENTS

Many of these events were recorded and are available online.


Radio Show

“Your Call” with Rose Aguilar on KALW San Francisco – January 8, 2020

Listen to the author being interviewed by Rose Aguilar


Author reading, Q & A, book signing

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00 PM

3075 Adeline, Berkeley, CA 94703


Nadina LaSpina presents her memoir, reads, answers questions, and signs books

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM

110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 9410

LISTEN TO THE RECORDING


RADIO SHOW

Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:20 AM

Listen to the author interviewed by Shelley Irwin


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


Author Reading

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 2:00 PM

Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY 10012


Author Reading

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 3:00 PM

Community Room 8 A, 343 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011


RADIO SHOW

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.

Listen to the show anytime!



RADIO SHOW

Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Listen to Nadina LaSpina on Central Time Wisconsin Public Radio


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.


RADIO SHOW

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Nadina LaSpina was on the KPFA show Pushing Limits with host Eddie Ytuarte.

Listen to the archived show


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.

See the full show on YouTube


C-SPAN Book TV aired the recording of the Pen and Brush event on Aug. 10, Aug. 12, and Aug. 18.

The whole recording can be watched anytime.

A small segment is also on YouTube.


RADIO SHOW

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 7:00 PM
Nadina LaSpina was on WBAI’s radio show—Joy of Resistance with Fran Luck.

LaSpina’s new memoir was picked as a WBAI–FM Summer Feminist Best-Read and offered to listeners who pledged $60.

Listen to the archived show


Such a Pretty Girl author reading

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. 

C-SPAN Book TV was present to record the event


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.

Disability Pride NYC Grand Marshall Nadina LaSpina – New York celebrated the fifth annual Disability Pride with a colorful parade, marching from Madison Square Park to Union Square Park on July 14, 2019. The event promotes inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities, and redefine public perception of disability by participating in an annual Disability Pride parade in New York City and to show support and solidarity with people with disabilities. (Photo by Erik McGregor)

Such a Pretty Girl book launch and author reading

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. 

Photo by Erik Bottcher
Photo by Erik Bottcher
Photo by Erik Bottcher

You can also buy the book from other online vendors, such as AMAZON and Barnes & Noble, as well as from local bookstores.
If your bookstore doesn’t have it, you can ask them to order it.