Cheryl Strayed in the Skagit Valley: A Fundraiser for North Cascades Institute
North Cascades Institute is excited to welcome author Cheryl Strayed to the Skagit Valley on Saturday, September 29, for a fundraiser for Institute summer youth programs. Strayed will share the best-selling "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," her powerful, blazingly honest memoir that was recently chosen as the first book in Oprah Winfrey's Book Club 2.0.
Join us at the Conway Muse, a charming and eclectic venue inside a converted 1915 Scandinavian barn in the lower Skagit Valley, just minutes off of Interstate 5. Strayed will read favorite passages from "Wild," answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her books. "Wild," along with her new title "Dear Sugar," will be available for purchase, along with lunch, beer and wine.
Proceeds go to support North Cascades Wild, Mountain School and Cascades Cliamte Challenge, Institute programs designed to get kids outdoors in to the North Cascades for free or reduced cost. More info at www.ncascades.org/youth.
Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Strayed's "Wild" vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey up the Pacific Crest.
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she'd lost everything when her mother died young of cancer. Her family scattered in their grief, her marriage was soon destroyed and slowly her life spun out of control. Four years after her mother's death, with nothing more to lose, Strayed made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington Stateand to do it alone.
She had no experience as a long-distance hiker indeed, she'd never gone backpacking before her first night on the trail. Her trek was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and intense loneliness of the trail.
The Conway Muse (View)
Conway, WA 98273
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