Past Events

August 20, 2020
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Dover, OH

Community Conversation at Dover Public Library - Humanizing the Addict

The goal of this session is to challenge our existing attitudes about who addiction affects. Using statistics on the opioid epidemic, along with a poem contributed by a social worker and substance abuse counselor, participants will explore the reach of opioids in Ohio. This session facilitated by Not Far from Me co-editor, Daniel Skinner.
February 5, 2020
7–8 p.m.
Delaware Main Library
Delaware, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversations: The Opioid Epidemic

"Not Far from Me" co-editors Berkeley Franz and Dan Skinner will discuss opioids in Ohio and engage attendees in a discussion. The Central Ohio Symphony will begin the conversation with a drum circle.
November 15, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm
The Kumar Center at Soin Medical Center
Beavercreek, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Beavercreek

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
September 26, 2019
7-8 p.m.

Not Far from Me Book Discussion at Grandview Heights Public Library

Not Far from Me co-editor Dan Skinner will discuss the book collection, plus an audience Q&A. Meet and greet with contributors and local addiction services advocates. Books will be available for sale. 7-8 pm. FREE. Grandview Heights Public Library 1685 W. First Ave. Columbus, OH 43212.
September 23, 2019
7-8:30 p.m.

Not Far from Me Book Discussion at Bexley Public Library

Not Far from Me co-editors Berkeley Franz and Dan Skinner will discuss the book collection, plus an audience Q&A. Meet and greet with contributors. Books will be available for sale. 7-8:30 pm. FREE. Bexley Public Library, 2411 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209.
September 14, 2019
2-3:30 p.m.
Licking County Library (Downtown Newark)
Newark, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Newark

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
August 19, 2019
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Lima Public Library
Lima, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Lima

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
July 27, 2019
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Pickerington Public Library
Pickerington, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversation - Pickerington

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, community conversation events will feature community members facilitating in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.
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