The local Al-Anon district is holding a book discussion from an author chronicling the beginning of the organization, which helps family and friends of alcoholics.
Bill Borchert will present his book The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough, at 8 p.m. Friday at Lewis Memorial United United Methodist Church in Evans.
Al-Anon is an international organization providing a 12-step program of recovery for friends and family members of alcoholics. Al-Anon was formed in 1951 by Lois Wilson, the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson.
Borchert wrote the 2005 book about Wilson's tribulations as she stuck by her husband's side through his 17 years of alcohol abuse.
Borchert earned an Emmy nomination for writing the Warner Bros./Hallmark Hall of Fame movie My Name is Bill W., which chronicles the life of Wilson, his struggle and his co-founding AA.
Borchert also will be signing books, but the organization has a limited supply, so Al-Anon organizers recommend buying one before the event. Refreshments and child care will be provided.
For more information about Al-Anon events and meetings, e-mail District11afg@hotmail.com or call (706) 738-7984.
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