Wordplay 2021: Alison Bechdel with Cheryl Strayed

West x Midwest Present Alison Bechdel in Conversation with Cheryl Strayed

Virtual Wordplay is a presentation of St. Catherine University and Star Tribune. This event is in partnership with Literary Arts (Portland,OR), the Loft (Minneapolis, MN), Black Mountain Institute (Las Vegas, NV), and Wisconsin Book Festival (Madison, WI).

 

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, The Secret to Superhuman Strength.

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