The newly reopened, completely renovated Kettering-Moraine Branch Library hosts author/physician Therese Zink for her presentation, “Doctor to the World,” on Thursday, November 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dr. Zink, professor and chair of family medicine at Wright State University, writes both fiction and nonfiction based upon her experiences practicing medicine in rural and remote areas of the world. She’ll share her experiences and talk about her books at the Library, located at 3496 Far Hills Avenue in Kettering.
Born in southern Ohio, Zink went to college in Milwaukee, medical school in Columbus and completed her family medicine residency training in St. Paul. She has doctored in the Navajo reservation, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.
“I did a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Chechnya, which is a high-risk area. My boss was kidnapped after a month and then returned. It was a pretty traumatic experience for me, so writing was really how I started to process it,” Zink told Wright State University’s Guardian. “That’s what got me into writing.”
Zink’s stories have been published in lay magazines, literary and medical journals, and several anthologies. She has edited two collections, compiled a book of stories called Confessions of a Sin Eater: A Doctor’s Reflections and is rolling out the Dr. Ann McLannly Global Health novels.
Her Library presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Events Calendar at DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-BOOK.