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Author Event with Stuttering Comedian Nina G

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Little Five Points Community Center

1083 Austin Ave NE

Atlanta , 30307

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American Institute for Stuttering hosts Comedian/Author Nina G! International Stuttering Awareness Day, come celebrate!

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Stand up comedy and book reading all in one! Join San Francisco Bay Area comedian 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-American family, brushes with famous comedians to cringe-worthy interactions with people who didn't get stuttering. It's all in Nina's book!

Nina G was the only woman who stuttered in the stand-up comedy world when she started nine years ago. She co-produces the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a national touring comedy show featuring exclusively comedians with disabilities. She also produces the first compilation album to feature Disabled Comedy Only. Nina's brand of comedy reflects the experiences of many with disabilities. She tours the country as a conference keynote speaker including at a TEDx talk at San Jose State University. She lives in Oakland and performs all over the country and weekly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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“An edgy, thought-provoking, and informative insider’s view of a frequently misunderstood disability.”―Kirkus Reviews

“Whip-smart, bighearted, and laugh-out-loud funny. Stutterer Interrupted is a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more equitable and inclusive world.” ―Jonathan Mooney, author of Normal Sucks and Learning Outside the Lines

“‘How can some pauses and a few extra syllables take control of a person’s life?’ Nina G tackles this question with a style that is both deliciously profane and skin-wide-open self-revealing. Stutterer Interrupted speaks to the successful lives we can build if we embrace our idiosyncrasies and help others do the same, rather than seeing ourselves as broken and needing repair. ―Barry Yeoman, freelance magazine and radio journalist

American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) is a leading not-for-profit Center whose primary mission is to provide universally affordable, state-of-the-art speech therapy to people of all ages who stutter, guidance to their families, and much-needed clinical training to speech professionals wishing to gain expertise in stuttering. Our mission extends to advancing public and scholarly understanding of this often misunderstood disorder.

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