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Author Wendy Welch to discuss new book on adoption and the opioid crisis in Appalachia at WVU Tech


The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Writer Dr. Wendy Welch will deliver the first Appalachian Writers’ Lecture Wednesday, which will be hosted by the WVU Tech Department of History, English, and Creative Arts in Carter Hall, to discuss her book on adoption and the opioid crisis in Appalachia.

Welch’s book “Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia” is a nonfiction publication highlighting foster care and adoption against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic in the area, relying on interviews with social workers, parents and children from the region.

WVU Tech English professor Dr. Douglas Terry organized the event to connect students and the community with active writers and thinkers in Appalachia.

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