Catherine Lee Brinkley Memorial Lecture Series: Beth Macy

Catherine Lee Brinkley Memorial Lecture Series: Beth Macy

Presentation & Book Signing
Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Address: Slover Library

235 East Plume Street Norfolk, VA 23510

 

The Catherine Brinkley Memorial Lecture series returns to Slover Library for a second year, bringing award-winning authors to discuss their books for this year’s theme: Resilience.

Our first lecture in the 3-part series is Beth Macy, author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling books, "Factory Man" and "Truevine." Her third nonfiction narrative is "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America" (2018).

Growing out of three decades of reporting from the same Virginia communities, as her prior books did, Dopesick unpacks the most intractable social problems of our time: the opioid crisis, set against a landscape of job loss, corporate greed and stigma, along with the families and first responders who are heroically fighting back. Overdose deaths are now the equivalent of a jetliner crashing in our country every day, and yet the government response to the epidemic remains, in a word, impotent.

Free and Open to the public. Visit the 6th floor of Slover Library for our evening reception, lecture, Q&A, and book signing.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1613
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316551304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - August 6th, 2019