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“Surviving the Weekend,” Huston’s personal battle with alcohol topic of talk
(Bethlehem, Pa.)—Award winning journalist, lecturer, and poet River Huston will give a presentation about her personal battle with alcohol entitled “Surviving the Weekend” on Thursday, April 22 at 9:45 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College. Huston’s presentation, sponsored by IMPACT, is open to the public and admission is free of charge.
Huston has come to a keen understanding of how alcohol clouded her judgment and wreaked havoc in her life. It wasn’t until her first year of college that Huston realized that she had to face her dependence on alcohol and make important lifestyle changes. Despite such tragic circumstances, Huston has endured because of her sense of humor which she incorporates into every presentation. She does not advocate abstinence from alcohol but rather informed choice, responsibility, and basic awareness.
Huston has written two books of poetry, Jesus Never Lived Here and The Bones of Susan. Her third book of poetry, In Which I Lost a 1000 Lbs, will be available soon. She is the author of A Positive Life, a photo documentary book about women living with HIV and is the creator of the Goddess Kit. Huston has appeared nationwide on several television shows as a poet, activist, and writer. She is a regular contributor to various magazines.
Huston earned her B.A. in music and health education and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Albright College. She gives lectures around the country on sex, body image, AIDS, and alcohol. She is currently performing her one woman show, Sex, Cellulite and Shopping: One Girls Guide to Living and Dying. Huston lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania with her dog, Buddy.