VIDEO: Learn About Wilmington’s New Book Club For Those In Recovery & Their Allies

WILMINGTON, MA — In the latest episode of WCTV’s “Where’s Wilmington,” host Lisa Kapala interviews Samantha Reif, the Health & Recovery Coordinator for the Town of Wilmington.

Reif discussed the recent “Recovery & Allies” Book Club she formed. The group meets three months a year — October, February and June — on the first Thursday evening. The meetings feature a visit from the author, with his or her books for sale after the discussion for anyone interested.

The Club first meet this October at the Banyan Treatment Center on Concord Street. Jasmine Grace discussed her book, “The Diary of Jasmine Grace,” where she documents her life of “trafficked, recovered, redeemed” in a collection of powerful and personal journal entries. 10-15 individuals attended the inaugural meeting.

The Club will meet again on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7pm at the Wilmington Public Safety Building. The group will discuss “Loving Lions” by Michael Wilson. Wilson will be present for a book reading, discussion, Q&A and signing. Donuts and coffee will be served.

The Club is looking for different meeting locations. Message the Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition’s Facebook page or contact Reif at if you know of an organization or business that could provide a meeting location.

During the episode, Reif discusses with Kapala why she started the Book Club, what a book club meeting looks like, how she chooses the titles, and how the book club helps those in recovery.

Watch the 11-minute interview, which includes footage of their winning routine, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television:


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