Author Talk: Unstitched

Friday, December 17
12 – 1:00 pm
Online / Zoom
Free Training

Training Description: Join Gary Miller, Creative Director at Writers for Recovery, as he interviews Vermont resident Brett Ann Stanciu, author of Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal. In her book, Stanciu sets off asking questions about opioid use in an effort to understand addiction. This hour-long training will explore this book and the lessons the author learned along the way.

Program at a Glance

Online Zoom Training

Open to public

Meet the Author

Brett Ann Stanciu, librarian and author, is a graduate of Marlboro College and recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. Her 2015 novel Hidden View portrays the challenges of a hardscrabble family farm. She lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her family.

Meet the Interviewer

Gary Lee Miller is the Creative Director at Writers for Recovery. He learned to tell stories in his tiny home town of Eldred, Pennsylvania and at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he earned his MFA. His short story collection Museum of the Americas was a finalist for the 2015 Vermont Book Award. Gary has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction, and has been named a finalist in the James Jones Novel Fellowship Contest. His nonfiction writing includes music journalism for Seven Days and State of Mind. Gary has co-produced two documentary films, and been nominated for two New England Emmy Awards for documentary scriptwriting. He also won a Best Educational Product Award from the Massachusetts Interactive Multimedia Council. Gary’s background also includes years of work in human services, where he worked as a developmental specialist and a crisis counselor in residential treatment. When he’s not writing, you can find Gary fly fishing on the rivers of Vermont or playing his guitar. A nationally-certified Recovery Coach, Gary sits on the board of Recovery Vermont.


Recovery Vermont
A program of VAMHAR
100 State Street, Suite 352

Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263