Join The Community Library and The Sun Valley Center for the Arts at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum for evening with Cheryl Strayed, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild. At age 22, Strayed found herself shattered by two major life events: her mother’s sudden death from cancer and the end of her young marriage. After hitting rock bottom, Strayed decided to confront her emotional pain by trekking over 1,000 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed is also the author of The New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of her widely popular Dear Sugar columns for TheRumpus.net, and the critically acclaimed novel Torch, a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award. Her writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine and elsewhere. Cheryl Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a founding member of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and serves on its board of directors.
Tickets can be purchased through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts ($20/$30 nonmembers) beginning August 29 as a Center member. Beginning September 13 tickets will be available to the general public.
Tickets are available to students and educators for $15 (limit one per educator).
Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project The Bottomlessness of a Pond: Transcendentalism, Nature and Spirit, Jan 17–Mar 11, 2020.
This lecture is presented in partnership with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and has been generously supported by an anonymous gift.