School of Social Work

The Social Work Book Salon

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:00 PM
Joe's Boathouse Restaurant, South Portland
Contact Name: 
Cathryn Egan-Arnold
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Please join us for a fun, entertaining and stimulating way to earn 2 CEU’s.  Each Salon event will feature an introduction, networking opportunities, and facilitated discussion about the book.

Where:  Joe’s Boathouse Restaurant, South Portland

Time:  6:00 – 8:30PM

The Soloist, by Steve Lopez   Date - Wed, September 17    


This is the true story of journalist Steve Lopez's discovery of Nathaniel Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers's music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy's life-only to find that their relationship has had a profound change on his own life.

Discussion topics: Mental illness, homelessness, professional boundaries


Program Facilitator, Susan Fineran, Ph.D.

Cost:  $20.00 (Discounted fee for USM field instructors and USM social work students)

For More Information: Contact Cathryn (207)780-4120 or