July 12, 2018

5:30 pm


Hayes-Waite Library

300 Wall Street Kingston, New York 12402

From Shooting heroin in the slums of Staten Island to boating and building beach houses in the Bahamas, Slipping Into Darkness Blinded by the Light is a story of trials and triumphs, despair and faith, pride and shame. Once you embark upon this spiritual sojourn, as you laugh and you cry, one thing’s for certain-you won’t want it to end.

At the tender age of five, Melanie knew her mother’s impending marriage was a mistake. She spent the following eight years in a home filled with domestic violence, which resulted in her becoming an adolescent heroin addict.
In rehab, she shared life experiences with fellow residents. As her head cleared and her heart opened, she began to discover, “We’re all the same-Black, White, old, young; it didn’t matter. We were all the same.” Thus began Ms. Lewis’s love affair with life-the pleasure, the pain, and the lessons. Her story transcends all racial, gender and social divides.