"Wild" book cover

Chapman University Book Club laces up for Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild”

Bad pun or not, it simply has to be said – it’s going to be a wild summer for Chapman University book lovers.


Bad pun or not, it simply has to be said – it’s going to be a wild summer for Chapman University book lovers.

As part of the lead up to the Sept. 29 visit for a panel discussion with
Cheryl Strayed
, author of
WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
, the Alumni, Staff and Faculty Book Club is reading the bestselling memoir. Two discussion times are planned.

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Author Cheryl Strayed will be part of Wilkinson College’s creativity workshop Interstices, in September.


Read the book about Strayed’s life-changing trek and then save the date that best fits your schedule – Wednesday, Aug. 12, at noon or Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. Both will be held in Leatherby Libraries.

Can’t attend in person? Both meetings will be streamed live. To RSVP for a live or virtual event, contact Margaret Ellsworth at 714-532-6027 or
mellswo@chapman.edu
and indicate your date preference or need for a virtual link.

WILD
Book Clubbers who attend a session will be granted reserved seating at the Cheryl Strayed panel discussion event on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

WILD
is Strayed’s account of her three-month solo journey hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail. The book’s success led to the 2014 critically acclaimed film
Wild
, starring Reese Witherspoon.

Strayed’s visit is part of the annual Interstices creativity workshop sponsored by
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
. This year’s theme is “ReWILDing,” and the workshop will explore the roles that wilderness and inner risk-taking play in fostering creativity.

Several events are planned in conjunction with the event, including an Instagram wilderness photo contest. For more details, visit the
Interstices web page
.

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