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Author Anthony Antek to speak at Museum of disABILITY History

by jmaloni

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Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am

His book tells struggles, humor and adventures growing up Polish, Catholic and bipolar in Buffalo during the mid-20th century

The Museum of disABILITY History welcomes its first speaker of 2014 for its ongoing "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series": Anthony Antek, author of "Bipolar Buffalo - A Mosaic of Minds Journey." His presentation, "The Bipolar Advantage: The Link to Creativity," will be held Friday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 3826 Main St., Buffalo.

Antek's speech will focus on his book, as well as personal stories about living and coping with bipolar disorder. In 52 stories and 29 works of original art and photos, his book tells the struggles, humor and adventures of a steel-city, second generation working-class youth growing up Polish, Catholic and bipolar in Buffalo during the mid-20th century. Antek will address numerous other topics, including positive aspects of the disorder, and reflections on the debate of neurobiology vs. social conditions as causal factors. The presentation will also include a Q-and-A session.

Members are admitted free. General admission is $5 for adults; $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees (includes museum tour.) For more information or to register, call 716-629-3626.

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