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Author's lecture explores women and alcoholism

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 02, 2014 - 1:05 PM |
Author Ann Dowsett Johnston will present a talk on the intimate relationship between women and alcohol April 8. Supplied photo.

Author Ann Dowsett Johnston will present a talk on the intimate relationship between women and alcohol April 8. Supplied photo.

Author Ann Dowsett Johnston will present a talk on the intimate relationship between women and alcohol April 8.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit-organized event, which starts at 7 p.m., takes place at the Steelworkers Hall.


Dowsett Johnston grew up in Copper Cliff and later became a journalist who edited the Maclean's annual guide to post-secondary schools for many years. Later, she was hired as a vice-principal at McGill University.

She's the author of "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol," which explores the connection between feminism and alcoholism among women.

For more information about the event, phone 705-522-9200, ext. 517.

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