Wayne County Reads kicks off with book discussion

Moves to issues in ‘Educated’

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Panelists talked about the literary merits of “Educated” by Tara Westover, memoir as a writing style, what it means to be “educated,” and their personal take-aways from the book before a full house at the Goldsboro Library on March 5.

The first program of four that will make up the 2019 Wayne County Reads “season of reading” allowed the audience to ask questions and weigh in with their opinions of the book and its themes of abuse and neglect, memory and catharsis, human resilience, and the role of education in healing.

The next program was a discussion of “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Resilience, and the Role of Education” by psychology experts and individuals who had challenging childhoods. It was from 7 to 8 p.m. March 12 in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College on Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro.

A talk by Horace Best, “Through My Lens: Reflections on Time Well Spent,” will touch on his passion for photography and learning, and how they have played a role in his resilience. That event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 19 at the Goldsboro Library on Ash Street in Goldsboro.

A drop-in Community Connects Fair will offer participants a chance to learn how to build personal and community resilience with hobbyists and volunteer organizations. It will be held 7-9 p.m. on March 26 at the University of Mount Olive’s Pope Wellness Center in Mount Olive.

All Wayne County Reads programs are free and open to the public.

The Wayne County Public Library has books, e-books, and audio copies available for lending. For those who would like to purchase their own copy, the Books-A-Million store in Goldsboro has this title in stock.

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