Auburn Public Library, author Maria Padian to address sexual assault prevention

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AUBURN — Auburn Public Library’s Teen Life Skills series during the month of April is featuring a discussion on Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Month.  

To further bring awareness to and continue the conversation on this topic, the library will welcome Maine author Maria Padian, for a reading and discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the Teen Space.

Padian will read an excerpt from her newest book, “Wrecked,” and lead a discussion about the relationship issues raised in the book.

“Wrecked,” a story of realistic fiction, takes place on the campus of McCallum College and tells the story of two freshmen and roommates, Haley and Jenny. When Jenny attends a party at Conundrum House, she arrives back in the dorm much different than when she left. After Jenny accuses a resident of Conundrum House of rape, there are many different versions of the incident.

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Also joining in this discussion will be community educators Whitney Parrish, of Safe Voices, and Hannah Johnson, of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services.

This program free and open to teens and new adults, ages 12 to 21.

FMI: 207-333-6640, ext. 4; dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org

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