An Evening with Beth Macy

Join us on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in the Great Hall at the historic Hindman Settlement School for a talk and book signing with journalist and New York Times best-selling author Beth Macy. Beth was slated to be the keynote presenter for this year’s Appalachian Writers’ Workshop, but historic flooding forced us to cancel the evening. We are thrilled that she will be joining us for this conversation on the opioid crisis and her writing process.

Books will be available for purchase at the event from our partner bookstore, Read Spotted Newt.

The evening will begin at 6pm with dinner and conclude with a book signing following her presentation. There is no cost to attend, but registration via the link below or by calling 606-785-5475 is required.

About Beth

Beth Macy is a journalist who writes about outsiders and underdogs. Her writing has won more than two dozen national journalism awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard, a J. Anthony Lukas Prize for “Factory Man,” and an L.A. Times Book Prize for “Dopesick,” which was made into a Peabody Award-winning series for Hulu starring Michael Keaton. All three of her books, including her second book, “Truevine,” were instant New York Times bestsellers.

Her fourth book with Little, Brown and Co., “Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis,” was published in August 2022. It is the essential follow-up to “Dopesick”: an account of the activists and ordinary people working to fight the crisis by saving lives, erasing the stigma of addiction, and holding those in power—from drugmakers to lawmakers—responsible.

She lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband, Tom, and Mavis, their rescue mutt.

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Oct 04 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hindman Settlement


Josh Mullins