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"Glamp" With AWP & Cheryl Strayed! #AWP19's Opening Event

Dear Friends of AWP,

Be part of the magic when AWP meets Portland! Join us for Braver Together, a modern glamping gala featuring Wild author, Cheryl Strayed.

Join Cheryl Strayed and special guests for a "glam" evening featuring hearty Pacific Northwest hors d'oeuvres and the featured "Dear Sugar" cocktail!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon.

Braver Together celebrates today’s women writers. How can writing “in the way of beauty” be a tool for evolving the literary landscape in response to current social and political events?

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Strayed's books have been translated into nearly forty languages around the world and have been adapted for both the screen and the stage. Photo by Graeme Mitchell for the New York Times

Ruth Dickey has led organizations in Washington, DC, Cincinnati, OH, as well as in Washington State. She has received the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, a Mayor’s Arts Award from Washington DC, and an individual artist fellowship from the DC Commission and Arts and Humanities. Ruth holds an MFA in poetry from UNC-Greensboro, and a BS in Foreign Service and an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, and was a 2017 fellow with the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program. She is a voracious reader, a nonprofit capacity building nerd, and has taught poetry workshops in soup kitchens, drop in centers and the DC Public Schools.

Minda Honey is a Louisville, Kentucky writer whose work has been featured by Longreads, the Oxford American, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Playboy, Vice and elsewhere. She is at work on her memoir, An Anthology of Assholes, about dating as a woman of color in Southern California.

As a special thanks for your participation in AWP, we are extending an Early Bird discount to you! Tickets for Friends of AWP are only $100. Group tables, with an option to drink champagne with Cheryl, start at $1,000.

Purchase your discounted tickets now with the code braver2019.

All proceeds from this event benefit AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program. Writer to Writer pairs experienced AWP member with emerging member writers for free, three-month mentorships. The program, which has served 498 writers since 2014, has been life-changing for participants.

AWP's Writer to Writer program is incredible for those who are searching for community and craving feedback from a more experienced writer. It's a beautiful opportunity to feel more supported and less alone as a writer! - Clare Sanders, Fall 2018 fiction mentee

For more information about the event, please visit the Braver Together webpage or email Sheila Black, Director of Development, at sheila@awpwriter.org.

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