Thursday, March 12th, 6:00pm - AN EVENING WITH CHERYL STRAYED

Cheryl Strayed

The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center Presents a DWC 20th anniversary event with CHERYL STRAYED, bestselling author of Wild
Thursday, March 12th, 6:00 PM
Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum of Art

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD, the New York Times bestsellers TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS and BRAVE ENOUGH, and the novel TORCH. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. WILD was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of WILD stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed’s essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, and elsewhere. Strayed was the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugars Radio, which originated with her popular “Dear Sugar” advice column on The Rumpus. 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.


Ticket sales for YMCA members, Everson Museum members, and Downtown Writers Center members begin on Tuesday, January 14th. Member tickets are $25.

Tickets for the public are $30, and will go on sale beginning January 21st.

To reserve tickets, call 315-474-6851 x380. All seats are general admission. Tickets are nonrefundable.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact DWC director Phil Memmer at

Locations: Arts Branch