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Author Event with Alison Acheson

Join us for a special author event featuring Alison Acheson, celebrated local author, as she discusses her newest book, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS.

Join us for a special author event featuring Alison Acheson, the author of eleven books, including the short story collection Learning to Live Indoors. She teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia, and lives in Vancouver, BC.

Alison will be speaking about her recent memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS. Described as “profoundly honest and intensely personal”, Alison’s memoir describes her experience as a woman caring for her husband after the devastating terminal diagnosis of ALS.


Marty, age 57, was given a preliminary diagnosis of ALS by his family doctor. Seven weeks later, the diagnosis was confirmed by a neurologist. Ten months and ten days later, Marty passed away. Dance Me to the End is an evocative memoir about the emotional impact of witnessing a loved one suffer from a neurological, degenerative, and terminal disease. This is a detailed account of grief, shock and pain coexisting with the levity, laughter and love shared with her husband and sons in those final months of Marty's life.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

TAGS: | adults |

Branch - City Centre


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Mon, Mar 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Mar 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 29 10:00AM to 5:00PM

About the library

City Centre Branch, opened in 2012, is across the street from the Lincoln Skytrain station and includes meeting and study rooms, a computer lab, a 3D printing Innovation Hub, printing, scanning and photocopying facilities and a fireplace reading area. We offer free wi-fi access, no password required.

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