Thursday, June 07, 2007

UPDATE. The reading was terrific - I especially enjoyed Rachel Kaplan, a young woman with autism, whose Mom read her words on her behalf. More later. I'm on Cape Cod for some R&R - which, with the three girls, means Running and Ranting....



Speaking In New York Tonight

I have my first speaking engagement as a writer tonight at an event being held at the world's most famous building, the Empire State Building.

I'm just not sure if I feel like Fay Wray or King Kong! I'll let you know how it goes....

Here's a link to the announcement on Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-fischkin/writers-reading-on-autism_b_50744.html

17 comments:

Ahvarahn said...

hey, congratulations, and good luck. the book i am reading right now has close connections with the empire state building. it is about superheroes. in any case, have fun superwoman!

Kim Stagliano said...

Thanks! If you could have a super power what would it be? I think mine would be that turning the world backwards thing to change time.

I used to work in that big glass building in Boston - are you in that one??

Michelle O'Neil said...

Go get 'em K-Stag!

You will be fantastic!

Ahvarahn said...

you have powers of perception too, or something. i did work in that building that reflects the city, but when they sold it, i moved acroos the street to the older bulding with the light on top whose changeable color can only be understood by a rhyme.

if i could choose a super power, it would be that everything else slows down and i move at the same speed (but i do not get any older); i would probably look like The Six Million Dollar Man if you saw me passing.

be well K,
P

Kim Stagliano said...

Steady blue, clear view.
Flashing blue, clouds due.
Steady red, rain ahead.
Flashing red, snow instead.

:) I love my hometown. I was with Hill Holliday on the 42nd floor of the glass monster whose windows used to pop out.

Good luck with that super power. Nananananananananananana.... (That's my attempt at the Bionic Man sound.)

Stephen Parrish said...

You could trip on the stage and mispronounce your own name, and everyone would still love you. Because it's impossible not to.

(Love you, that is; it's entirely possible to trip on the stage and mispronounce your own name. Just in case you were worried about that.)

Stacy said...

Good luck!

Are my heels too high? said...

STEPHEN! Please - I'm already feeling like Fay Wray as her gut is clenched by the large, furry hand. Stacy, thank you, dear....

Trish Ryan said...

Have fun! Wish I could be there :)

Drama Mama said...

Soak it IN, girl.
Mazel Tov!

Holly Kennedy said...

I'm late (AGAIN)...
You read in NY last night and your post will soon, I've no doubt, be updated. I hope it went well, Kim. I hope you had a blast and the 'speaking' bug bit hard so you'll want to do it again and again. :)

Stephen Parrish said...

Ditto what Holly said. And I hope you're bringing back pictures.

Kim Stagliano said...

There was a photographer - when I get photos I'll post some. It was a lovely evening of sharing stories and building bridges.

mcewen said...

Congratulations. Watching you soar!
Cheers

Cynthia said...

Hi Kim- I was at your reading the other night (sitting right behind you). We spoke briefly about my 10 year old daughter with Asperger's. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your piece... I even emailed it to a number of friends and family. I'd love to read more of your writing! Cynthia

Kim the blog owern said...

Hello! Thank you. Do order John's book,Look Me In The Eye - I think it will help you understand your daughter's thought processes. Rachel blew me away. I hope and pray my Mia can communicate like Rachel does one day. It took everything I had to pull myself together to speak. I wanted to hug her and just sob.

Come back! You can read my posts on Huffingtonpost.com Just search my name and my work will pop up. I hope to have a book out next year - funny - fiction - murder mystery/mom lit but with an autism twist, natch!

Thanks, Cynthia.

KIM

John Elder Robison said...

You were great with your story. You should be proud.

Those who say "autistic people should be left as they are" should experience families like yours and Aspergians like me to know how diverse this condition really is before expressing such opinions.

It's fine to say people like me should be left to exist in our different way, but I cannot imagine a parent who would not want to make things better for the kids at the event, or your own kids, or that family of three boys.