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Writers LIVE! Beth Macy

Beth Macy, author of the bestselling Dopesick, returns to document the opioid crisis, which has seen addiction rates reach record-breaking numbers during the COVID pandemic.  Ms. Macy reports on the families, activists, and harm reductionists, who are working to address the growing issue and bring pharmaceutical companies to account for their culpability.  Beth Macy will be joined in conversation by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health vice dean for public health practice and community engagement. 

Beth Macy is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including Dopesick that was adapted into Hulu’s Peabody Award-winning series.  

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein is the vice dean for public health practice and community engagement as well as a professor of the practice in health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a former health commissioner of Baltimore, principal deputy commissioner of the U.S. FDA, and health secretary of Maryland. 

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here.
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 
  •  Books for sale provided by The Ivy Bookshop.  

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event, Book Discussions

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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