Join two acclaimed Vermont writers and activists for a conversation about trauma, recovery, and community in celebration of National Recovery Month.
Librarian Brett Ann Stanciu is a graduate of Marlboro College and recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. Her novel Hidden View, published in 2015, portrays the challenges of family and hardscrabble farming, loss, and the possibility of redemption. She lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her family.
Lila Bennett resides in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her three teenage children. Lila is the founder of Mother Road Coaching Services, as well as the Executive Director of Journey to Recovery Community Center, where people suffering from substance misuse are supported to transform their lives. Lila is a Certified Recovery and Life Coach, and uses her education, expertise and life experience to help people find their worth and gain fulfillment in their lives. Lila is the author of "F*ck That: A Step-By-Step Guide to Claim Your Worth and Heal Your Broken Heart," which introduces how to heal by understanding trauma, attachment theory and the stages of grief. Lila's joy is spending time with her children- skiing, boating and doing all things they love to do. Lila's personal joy and outlet for stress relief is writing. Her book, blog and information about coaching can be found on her website: www.motherroadvt.com
What if society looked at addiction without judgement?
Unstitched shares the powerful story of one librarian’s quest to understand the impact of addiction fed by stigma and inevitable secrecy.
(Please note, this book cannot be returned.)
Hidden View is a short novel set in the Vermont agrarian landscape, a story of Fern Hartshorn, unworldly, and unexpectedly pregnant at nineteen.