“It’s not about telling half the truth”: A Conversation with Cheryl Strayed, Author of Wild [Part I]
By Ethan Gilsdorf
If you’re interested in memoir, then you’ve heard of Cheryl Strayed and her book Wild.
Strayed’s memoir --- its full title is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail --- is the 2012 account of her 1,100-mile trek from the Mojave Desert into California and Oregon, and as far as the border of Washington State, to recover her life. The mega-selling book moved a zillion copies, and inspired millions of readers, many of them female, to take risks of their own.
Interested in taking your essays to the next level? Join us virtually on Wednesday, June 30th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm for an informal Q&A session on our Essay Incubator, our eight-month intensive program for writers seeking high-level feedback on their essays, immersion in a community of essay writers, and a leg up on the publishing world. Instructor Ethan Gilsdorf will answer any questions you have about the program. We'll give you all the information you need to know about the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your …
One of the most anticipated events at our annual Lit Up Gala (Thursday, November 3rd) is our signature 10x2 program, where ten Grubbies take the stage for two minutes each to read from their best work. This year, we spoke to each of our readers to find out why writing matters and to talk about what GrubStreet means to them.
Our June online classes are finally here! Online classes are flexible in schedule, with most classes having no set meeting time, so you can learn whenever works best for you. Dig into dynamic craft lessons, inspiring prompts and assignments, compelling, diverse readings, helpful peer and instructor feedback, and more through our interactive and super easy-to-use platform, Wet Ink.
Thinking of taking an intensive course this year? Interested in taking your short stories or essays to the next level? Ready to write your memoir or novel draft? Check out our upcoming remote open houses to learn more about each of the unique intensive programs below:
Wednesday, June 23rd, 6:00-7:00 PM (EDT)