Short Film, “Letter to My Father”, on YouTube

Meet the Nicholsons.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

You can see all of them in the short film for my poem, “Letter to My Father”, which I uploaded today to YouTube. This film was featured at The Art of Autism Exhibit. The poem will appear in the 2012 edition of “The Art of Autism”.

ARS SPECTRA: The Artistic Autistic Exhibit, Manhattan

[reposted from Debra Hosseini]

THE ART OF AUTISM presents

ARS SPECTRA: The Artistic Autistic

October 27th – October 30th

A Four-Day Festival of Art, Music, Song and Performance
by Autistic Artists

at

The Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012
212 228-2810
sgdaintra@gmail.com

A four-day extravaganza showcasing the wide-ranging artistic talents of people on the autism spectrum. Free and ticketed events will include an art exhibition, live performances, art workshops and more.

Special Guests will include Keri Bowers (Normal People Scare Me), Debra Hosseini (Artism: The Art of Autism), artists Justin Canha and Esther Brokaw, professor/musician Stephen Shore and Dr. Rosa C. Martinez (Strokes of Genius)

Click here for a flyer with more information about the show (PDF).

Poetry for Autism Awareness, Acceptance, and Understanding

Since I self-diagnosed myself in early 2010, I’ve been writing poems about autism and Asperger’s in order to understand them, as well as myself, and to make sense of what being autistic means. As part of both Autism Awareness/Acceptance/Understanding Month as well as during National Poetry Month, I’ve written some more poems about autism and Asperger’s.

You can read these poems over at Raven’s Wing Poetry, and I’ve gathered them all in one category to allow for easy finding.  Some of these are password protected, so you’ll need to hit me up either via comment moderation, Twitter, or the contact information on Raven’s Wing Poetry if you’d like the password to read them (I did this so that they are not considered “published” and thus I would still be able to submit them to journals or other markets).

Happy reading!

-Nicole

Long Distance Poetry: The Awe in Autism Arts Exhibits

A newly cut video for my poem, “You Don’t See It”, will be featured at two Awe In Autism arts exhibits in April in New York state.

The events collectively are called The Awe in Autism: A Spectrum of Creativity. The first event is on Saturday, April 2 (World Autism Awareness Day) at the Glenwood Arts Center in Glenwood, NY, and will feature my work and that of several other Awe in Autism artists. The second event is on Sunday, April 10 at the Great Neck Arts Center in Great Neck, Long Island; this will feature the same Awe in Autism artists, plus a group of performers.

Sorry, I can’t show you the new video right now…however, I will post in on the Raven’s Wing Poetry YouTube channel after the events are over. I’m very excited at the opportunity for my work to be exhibited and to reach others and thank Awe in Autism for choosing to feature my work along with such talented artists on the autism spectrum.

-Nicole

Feature on Awe in Autism

Greetings, WWA Readers!

Due to illness, I have been offline for a while — and while I was away, I was featured on Awe In Autism’s website!

Awe In Autism seeks to “provide inspiration and encouragement to those impacted by autism…through original works of art, music, literature, poetry, photography and video, as well as many other resources”. They feature artists of all kinds on the spectrum. I was prompted to submit my work after winning the ANCA award. My poem, “You Don’t See It”, is featured on the site:

http://www.aweinautism.org/index.php/gallery/poetry/169-poet-nicole-nicholson

-Nicole