On The Same Page Literary Festival

September 17 - 21, 2019
Festival Read

Exploring the Intimate Heart of Beth Macy’s Dopesick

Thursday, August 8, 1 pm at Ashe County Public Library

This is a book of awesome reportage, but at its heart, it is a story about families and individuals who are fighting, loving, using, and losing, in the midst of the opioid epidemic. Join us as we discuss Macy’s introduction to Tess Henry, a young mother and poet, and hear a first-person account of addiction and recovery from a local community member.

A Panel of Professionals Speaks Out

Thursday, August 29, 1 pm at Ashe County Public Library

Many professionals encounter challenges related to substance misuse in the course of their work. Join us for the opportunity to hear the perspective of local professionals on the effects of opioid use in our community.

Banishing Stigma

Tuesday, September 17, 1 pm at Ashe County Public Library

One of the themes of Beth Macy’s Dopesick is shattering the silence and shame around addiction by speaking up. Hear personal stories about the effects of opioid misuse in our community and have the opportunity to share your own.

** Note **

A limited number of Dopesick books are available at the Ashe Arts Center for Read/Share/Discuss, free of charge. Call 336-846-2787 to get yours or visit the Ashe Arts Center.

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