Join Cheryl Strayed, author of best-selling Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things and Torch, for an unforgettable evening to support the arts in education.
Whether finding herself on the Pacific Crest Trail or helping people find their way to love, best-selling author Cheryl Strayed offers clear-sighted guidance and support. Now she's lending a helping hand to the Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School. The evening allows fans to choose from an intimate get-together with free-flowing wine and conversation;a larger reading-and-talk;or both events. Whichever option you choose,this is a one-of-a-kind evening with the renowned local author of the book chosen to kick off Oprah's Book Club 2.0.
On Monday, October 29, 2012, join Cheryl for a two-part event benefiting Buckman, the only public arts-focus elementary school in Portland. The evening kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with an intimate gathering (60 guests, maximum) at ENSO Urban Winery & Tasting Gallery. Complimentary wine, food from Meat Cheese Bread and desserts from Sweetpea will be served during this hour-long event, with guests enjoying ample opportunity to talk with Cheryl.
The event then takes a three-block trek to the Buckman Cafetorium, decorated with illustrated writing samples by Buckman students about the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking, and nature. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Cheryl reads from her two newest books, Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things, talks about writing, shares on some behind-the-books experiences, and answers questions from folks in the audience. The evening concludes with Cheryl signing books (available for pre-order as well as being sold at ENSO and Buckman).