Event Description: On a quest to restore balance to her life, Cheryl Strayed set off into the wilderness with minimal backcountry experience and braved an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.Cheryl will discuss her journey, chronicled in the hugely popular book, Wild, and will share with us her search to overcome heartache and find healing. She will also give us a little advice about life, love, and the latest from her newest endeavor as the famed “Dear Sugar,” columnist on TheRumpus.Net.
Photo: Joni Kabana
Bestselling author Cheryl Strayed has penned three books, including TheNew York Times bestseller Wild, a memoir about her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, and the novel Torch, which was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award. Her self-help story collection, Tiny Beautiful Things, was the off-shoot of her hugely popular “Dear Sugar” column on TheRumpus.Net. She is the author of the Pushcart Prize prize-winning essay “Munro Country,” and her stories have been published in The Best American Essays, The Best New American Essays, and other anthologies. Strayed’s writing has appeared in TheNew York Times Magazine, Vogue, Allure, and Self. Cheryl lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.