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AWF Winter Words: Cheryl Strayed

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Since the winter of 1998, the Aspen Writers' Foundation has presented Winter Words, an annual author series that elevates the written word off the page and onto the stage. Over the years, dozens of literati - including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award honorees, and bestselling authors - have engaged Aspen audiences after the lifts close during this "Après Ski for the Mind" program. These days, Winter Words keeps the reading world on its toes and audience members are as apt to find on the bill a literary cabaret featuring live music and cutting edge comedy as they are to enjoy a traditional poetry reading followed by a Q&A and book signing. When it comes to Winter Words, inspiring literature - whatever shape it may take - is always on tap.

Bestselling author Cheryl Strayed has penned three books, including The New 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 The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Allure, and Self. Cheryl lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.  

  • Date:
    04/12/2013 - 04/12/2013
  • Time:
  • Location:
    Paepcke Auditorium
  • Admission:
    $20 General Admission
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