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Wordplay Festival: West x Midwest Present Alison Bechdel in Conversation with Cheryl Strayed

Join The Loft’s virtual Wordplay Festival for a conversation between Alison Bechdel and Cheryl Strayed about Bechdel’s new graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength. The long and complicated history of workout crazes in the US—from the Thighmaster, to Nordictrack, to Peloton and Soul Cycle—have created a culture that chases fads over facts. And Alison Bechdel, iconic, award-winning graphic memoirst, has not been immune to the promises. But in her quest for superhuman strength, Bechdel’s journey leads her to another muscle: the heart. And then turns towards the ultimate flex: letting her brain guide her. Join her and fellow soul-seeker Cheryl Strayed as they discuss Bechdel’s latest graphic memoir. In partnership with Literary Arts (Portland, OR), The Loft (Minneapolis, MN), Black Mountain Institute (Las Vegas, NV),…

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Lidia Yuknavitch, Cheryl Strayed, and Pam Houston to Launch Paperback Edition of Verge

This event is free but does require preregistration. You may register at the events page on our website after February 1st. We are thrilled to welcome to our virtual stage three of our favorite authors to celebrate the publication of the paperback edition of Verge, the story collection by Lidia Yuknavitch. The landscape of Verge is peopled with characters who are innocent and imperfect, wise and endangered: an eight-year-old black-market medical courier, a restless lover haunted by memories of his mother, a teenage girl gazing out her attic window at a nearby prison, all of them wounded but grasping toward transcendence. Clear-eyed yet inspiring, Verge challenges us with moments of uncomfortable truth, even as it urges us to place our faith not in the flimsy…

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2020 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Cheryl Strayed

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the 10th Annual Courageous Voice Breakfast with Cheryl Strayed to Wednesday, September 9th. This will be a virtual event, and we will share log-in instructions with all ticket holders the day before the event. We’re looking forward to seeing you, hearing from Cheryl Strayed, celebrating champions for reproductive freedom and raising critical funds to protect the health of Oregonians in these difficult times! Since 2011, the Courageous Voice Breakfast has celebrated brave leaders who speak truth in the face of hostility. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon believes it’s crucial to harness our collective power and amplify our stories. This is a historic and incredibly…

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Willamette Writers Online Conference

Pitch agents. Sit down with producers. Sharpen your manuscript with industry pros. You can do all this from the comfort of your own home, July 30 – August 2, 2020! Featuring keynote speakers Cheryl Strayed, Pete Souza, Mitchell S. Jackson, Zoraida Córdova, Rosanne Parry, and more! With over 80 virtual workshops, as well as night events, critiques, and gatherings, you’re sure to find your community, develop your craft, and expand your career this year. Whether you’re a poet, a screenwriter, a novelist, or a techie, you’ll find your home at our annual conference. What’s that? You’re a memoirist? You’re going to love our classes on voice and style, taught by New York Times Bestselling Authors. Newbie? Great! Come learn with us! Published 80 books? We’re…

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Literary Power Hour

Outspoken words can change hearts, change minds and change the world. Now more than ever, we need a jolt of energy from some of Oregon’s most acclaimed literary minds to inspire, educate and empower. Please join us on Thursday, June 25th for the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Literary Power Hour, an entertaining virtual event to raise critical funds for PPAO and Portland African American Leadership Forum Action Fund. In the past month, we have witnessed state-sanctioned violence and murder against Black communities. Reproductive justice is about being able to make choices, care for your children and families, and pursue your life’s interests without fear of violence or murder at the hands of police and white supremacy. PPAO knows our future of reproductive justice, freedom…

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Powell’s Books Presents Rebecca Solnit in Conversation With Cheryl Strayed – SOLD OUT

This Event is All Ages and Reserved Seating. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS. TO ACCESS PRESALE TICKETS, CLICK ON “TICKETS” AND ENTER THE PASSWORD ON “ENTER PROMO CODE” An Evening With the Author of Men Explain Things to Me Renowned feminist writer Rebecca Solnit has been writing important, acclaimed, prize-winning books for years. Her 2014 essay collection, Men Explain Things to Me, won her an ardent readership among a new generation of young women readers who found a welcome touchstone in Solnit’s articulation of the female experience. Solnit’s new memoir, Recollections of My Nonexistence, offers an electric portrait of the artist as a young woman — and asks how a writer finds her voice in a society…

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Chani Nicholas in Conversation With Cheryl Strayed

Modern astrology isn’t about passively accepting our fate, it’s about action, and beloved astrologer Chani Nicholas shows you how to bring this life-changing practice into your life and embrace self-empowerment, intentionality, and spirituality. Nicholas encourages her devotees to take control – to confront themselves, their desires, and their needs – to fulfill their potential using the power of the stars. Written in her lyrical, cool-girl, feminist style, You Were Born for This (HarperOne) explains how knowing your star signs and what they mean for your individual character can be revelatory. Nicholas will be joined in conversation by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Brave Enough.

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Kids’ Storytime With Travel Oregon & Cheryl Strayed

Yeti and Squatch in the Winter Wonderland of Oregon (Travel Oregon) is the storybook tale of two big-footed buds: Yeti and Squatch. Squatch loves the summer and is super bummed that the seasons are a-changin’. But luckily, Yeti is more of a winter person, er, creature. In this heartwarming tale, Yeti takes Squatch all over Oregon, hoping that Squatch will see it for the winter wonderland it really is. Cheryl Strayed joins us for a reading of Yeti and Squatch in the Winter Wonderland of Oregon.

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Jami Attenberg in Conversation With Cheryl Strayed

From acclaimed author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer. “If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,” says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father is on his deathbed, Alex – a strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister – feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her…

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Powell’s Books Presents Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton

Powell’s Books presents Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton – In conversation with Cheryl Strayed Price includes a copy of the Clintons’ The Book of Gutsy Women. Books distributed at event. Attendance is mandatory to receive a copy of the book. “If history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs more gutsy women.” — The Book of Gutsy Women Join Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book that Secretary Clinton and Chelsea have written together, and they are excited to welcome readers into a conversation they began having when Chelsea was a little girl. Join them…

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