Cheryl Strayed

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Cheryl Strayed

Past Event: Thursday, March 5, 2015

At Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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Cheryl Strayed is a memoirist, novelist, and essayist. She is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, the memoir Wild (soon to be a feature film) and Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch.

Due to the size of the venue, we are sorry to say that there will not be a book-signing following the lecture. University Bookstore will have/has limited amount of signed books available for sale. We thank you for your understanding.

In 2012, Wild, about Strayed’s 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, was selected to be the inaugural book in Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.

She has been the writer behind the popular “Dear Sugar” advice column since 2010. Her essays have been published in such magazines as The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Allure.

 

Selected Works

Books
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (2012)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (2012)
Torch (2006) – finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award; selected by the Oregonian as one of the top ten books by writer living in the Pacific Northwest

Columns
“Dear Sugar,” The Rumpus.net

Links

Cheryl Strayed talks about her bestselling memoir, WILD
Oprah Talks to Cheryl Strayed About Walking Her Way to Peace and Forgiveness
From Lost to Found: Cheryl Strayed’s Journey in Photos
The Washington Post: “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail” by Cheryl Strayed
The New Yorker: The Advice Columnist We Deserve

Event Details

Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

View directions.

Transportation & Parking

This event will be held in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, the largest event space at Benaroya Hall. 

Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University Street, directly across Second Avenue from the Seattle Art Museum. The public entrance to Benaroya Hall is along Third Avenue.

  • From Southbound I-5
    Take the Union Street exit (#165B). Continue onto Union Street and proceed approximately five blocks to Second Avenue. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Northbound I-5
    Exit left onto Seneca Street (exit #165). Proceed two blocks and turn right onto Fourth Avenue. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Union Street. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Northbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)
    Take the Seneca Street exit and move into the left lane. Turn left onto First Avenue and proceed one block. Take the next right (at the Hammering Man sculpture) onto University Street. Continue up the hill two blocks to Third Avenue. Turn left onto Third Avenue. Continue to the next block and turn left onto Union Street. Make the next left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Southbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)
    Take the Denny Way/Downtown exit. Keep right and cross over Denny Way onto Wall Street. Proceed approximately five blocks and turn left onto Second Avenue. Continue south on Second Avenue approximately eight blocks. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.

By Bus
Benaroya Hall is served by numerous bus routes. Digital reader boards along Third Avenue display real-time bus arrival information. For details and trip planning tools, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 (voice) or 206.684.1739 (TDD), or visit Metro online. The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, served by bus and light rail, has a stop just below the Hall (University Street Station).

Parking
The 430-car underground garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access from the enclosed parking area into the Hall via elevators leading to The Boeing Company Gallery. Enter the garage on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street. Maximum vehicle height is 6’8″. Blink charging stations are available for electric vehicles. The event rate is $16.

Parking is also available at:

  • The Cobb Building (enter on University Street between Third and Fourth avenues).
  • The Russell Investments Center (enter on Union Street between First and Second avenues).
  • There are many other garages within a one-block radius of Benaroya Hall, along with numerous on-street parking options.

Accessibility

All of our venues have accessible seating and listening devices available. Please contact us at sal@lectures.org or 206.621.2230 x10 for more details and to let us know you’re coming so we can better accommodate your needs.