Cheryl Strayed: Keynote

“Big-hearted, keen-eyed, lyrical, precise…Cheryl Strayed reminds us in every line that if defeat and despair are part of human experience, so are kindness, patience, and transcendence.” ~ George Saunders

“Cheryl Strayed is a courageous, gritty, and deceptively elegant writer.”
~ Pam Houston

“Strayed gives the impression of tapping raw emotion while at the same time exerting tremendous authorial control. Her carefully honed sentences are as sharp as knives.” ~ Bernard Cooper

“In language that’s lyrical and haunting, Cheryl Strayed writes about bliss and loss, about the kind of grace that startles and transforms us in ordinary moments.” ~ Ursula Hegi

“No one can write like Cheryl Strayed.” ~ Ann Hood

“Strayed writes fierce truths about how we live, with compassion, humor and uncanny precision. We need her.” ~ Sandra Scofield

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