New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed will speak at the Latchis Theater on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm in celebration of Brattleboro Area Hospice’s 40th anniversary.
A Wild Life: Growing Through Life’s Challenges is an evening of inspiration, wisdom and storytelling with Strayed, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, a book that inspired Oprah Winfrey to revive the tremendously popular Oprah’s Book Club and Reese Witherspoon to bring Wild to the big screen in 2014.
Using her own story of vulnerability and resilience, Strayed inspires people to find unexpected inner strength in the face of obstacles. She is an inspiring, warm, and down-to-earth speaker whose unforgettable stories of personal struggle and perseverance will motivate you to focus and take action on what gives your life meaning.
At twenty-six, grieving the death of her mother, Strayed hiked more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. Strayed will discuss her revelations from the trail, including how we bear the unbearable, how we move from grief and anger to acceptance, and how we keep walking even when it seems impossible to stand.
In addition to Wild, Strayed is the author of New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Strayed’s books have been translated into nearly forty languages around the world and have been adapted for both the screen and the stage. Strayed co-authored, along with Steve Almond, The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday Styles section. Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
The event is a fundraiser for Brattleboro Area Hospice, which provides a broad range of volunteer-based services for living and dying well, focusing on end-of-life, bereavement and advance care planning. Their programs reflect our community’s values of kindness, decency, and dignity. Founded in 1979 on the belief that no one should die alone, they are dedicated to offering all services free of charge.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $100 and can be purchased online at www.brattleborohospice.org. Limited VIP tickets are available to meet Cheryl before the show, contact Brattleboro Area Hospice for more information. Call Brattleboro Area Hospice directly for wheelchair accessible seating. After the event there will be a book signing in the lobby of the Latchis. For more information on this Speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.