Today I'm joining my Nashville friend, Courtney Taylor Evans, of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, in coaching parents and adults with disAbilites on how to write their story via Tennessee's Kindred Stories project. (I've one on their website somewhere. I think it's this one: "[...]I'm giving this summer the finger!") We are presenting at the Chattanooga Autism Center's Fourth Annual Community Conference, this year themed: "Autism: Life's Transitions." Our afternoon talk--right after lunch ;) --is called "Sharing Your Stories: Advocacy Through Personal Storytelling." We presented this last year at the Tennessee Disability Mega Conference in Nashville and will do likewise at this year's Mega conference in late May. Here's a blog post summarizing part of my portion in the presentation for those of you who cannot attend: Kindred Stories & Writing Yours.
I'm happy to return to the fun town of the Choo-Choo and spend the weekend afterwards walking, viewing their plethora of public art, visiting their Hunter Museum of Art, maybe take in an IMAX and soak up some of their hip downtown vibe. Pictures are sure to pop up here at some point on "The Journey with Grace" and most definitely on Instagram and possibly Facebook, Pinterest....I'm also looking forward to catching a couple of the other conference seminars and meet another author whose work I admire: Susan Senator. Last weekend's Honestly Autism Day in Baltimore proved to be a boon in many ways, not in the least was my fast friendship with successful author Ellen Notbohm.
Life is Good. Enjoy your last weekend in April, folks!
Above: outdoor wall art, downtonwn Chattanooga.