Author to speak

Local author Calvin White will bring his experiences in Central Asia to Armstrong and Enderby.

Local author Calvin White will bring his experiences in Central Asia to Armstrong and Enderby.

White, whose latest book is Letters from the Land of Fear, will be at the Armstrong library Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at the Enderby library at 7 p.m.

“I will show slides and integrate my experience in Central Asia with the derivative themes of how to live more intimately, how to healthily live with suffering, and how to heal from personal traumatic experiences of the past,” he said.

For 11 months, White worked as a mental health specialist with Doctors Without Borders in Central Asia. His job was to counsel patients and to train local counsellors to help patients cope with their affliction. While there, an eruption of violence in the eastern part of the region also threw him into trauma and post-traumatic stress counselling in refugee camps.

There is no charge to attend the two sessions.