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Time: June 24, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: City Opera House
Street: 106 E. Front St.
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map: http://www.nationalwritersser…
Event Type: literary
Organized By: Traverse City National Writers Series (NWS)
Latest Activity: Jun 21
An Evening with Temple Grandin and guest host Laura Hohnhold , executive editor at Byliner.
You’ve heard her speak on NPR and seen her life depicted in HBO’s 2010 movie, Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes in the role that won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Since her ground-breaking book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986, Temple Grandin, has been a philosophical leader of autism advocacy.
Oliver Sacks called Emergence, "a quite extraordinary, unprecedented and, in a way, unthinkable book." Extreme and strange in its directness and clarity, Emergence elevated Grandin to the equivalent of a champion explorer returned with news from an otherwise unknown land called autism.
Grandin is as well known for her work in "well-being" as she is for her autism advocacy. She has earned critical acclaim for her books Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human, and is regarded as one of the nation’s most respected advocates of animal welfare.
In her remarkable new book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, Grandin shares remarkable new discoveries and introduces readers to innovative theories of what causes, how we diagnose and how to best treat autism.
As the most sought-after speaker in the autism community, Grandin is known for appearances that mix laughter with revelation, and audience members cannot help but be changed after an evening in her presence. Unafraid and, at times, intensely personal, Grandin delivers insights into the deepest uncharted regions of the human and animal experience.
Tickets: $20 advance, $5 Students, $10 Educators, $25 at the door; Whatta Book Deal: $38 ticket, which includes a ticket, a pre-signed copy of The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum (35% off the retail price), a pre-event reception with the author (pending author availability).
Tickets available online at www.cityoperahouse.org.