The After School Arts Program in Washington, which serves northwestern Connecticut, will offer a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in New Milford.

The author of “How to Raise an Adult and Real American: A Memoir” will present her talk at Makery Coworking at 20 Bank St.

A special guest, Kimberly Ayers Shariff, will interview Lythcott-Haims and moderate a Q&A.

In her latest book, Lythcott-Haims stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color.

“Real American” expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims's path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.”

The book will be available to purchase.

A patron reception, which will include a signed book, meet and greet and light fare provided by Lucia Ristorante and refreshments, will begin at 5 p.m.

General admission is $15 and patron tickets are $75, with all proceeds to benefit ASAP.

For more information, call 860-868-0740.