West x Midwest: Alison Bechdel in conversation with Cheryl Strayed
May 6 2:00 pm
About the Event
The long and complicated history of workout crazes in the US—from the Thighmaster, to Nordictrack, to Peloton and Soul Cycle—have created a culture that chases fads over facts. And Alison Bechdel, iconic, award-winning graphic memoirst, has not been immune to the promises. But in her quest for superhuman strength, Bechdel’s journey leads her to another muscle: the heart. And then turns towards the ultimate flex: letting her brain guide her. Join her and fellow soul-seeker Cheryl Strayed as they discuss Bechdel’s latest graphic memoir.
Presented in partnership with Literary Arts (Portland, OR), The Loft (Minneapolis, MN), and Wisconsin Book Festival (Madison, WI).