Cheryl Strayed had a pretty big 2012: Her memoir, Wild, was released, chronicling a journey across the Pacific Crest Trail in her early 20s, a way of dealing with the death of her mother. It was also revealed she was the voice behind literary website The Rumpus’ much-loved Dear Sugar advice column, in which Strayed answered questions about love and death in the same relatable, humorous way Wild approaches the topic. Her 2011 Rumpus column, “The Obliterated Place,” in which she gives advice to a grieving father, remains one of the most powerful pieces I’ve read in the last few years. As part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s (1717 Harwood St.) Wit & Wisdom series, Strayed will be discussing her life, work and iconic call-to-arms: Write like a motherfucker. The event is sold out, but there is overflow seating. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more info, call 214-922-1818 or visit dallasmuseumofart.org.
Tue., April 9, 2013