Renowned "Wild" Author Cheryl Strayed Comes to Frederick Speaker Series

FREDERICK, Md. - April 2, 2024 - PRLog -- Cheryl Strayed, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir "Wild," is set to headline the Frederick Speaker Series on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 7:30 PM at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland.

Tickets start at $40 and may be purchased online at, by calling the box office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors. A ticketed Meet & Greet follows the event to benefit children's programming at Frederick County Public Libraries.

Cheryl Strayed is a literary powerhouse, known for her captivating storytelling and profound insights into the human experience. Her works, including "Wild," "Tiny Beautiful Things," "Brave Enough," and the novel "Torch," have resonated with readers worldwide. "Wild" was handpicked by Oprah Winfrey as the inaugural selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0, solidifying Strayed's status as a literary icon. In addition to her bestselling books, Cheryl Strayed's literary achievements extend to the screen and stage. Beyond her writing, Cheryl Strayed is a prominent voice in the podcasting world. She hosts the New York Times hit podcast "Sugar Calling" and co-hosted "Dear Sugars" with Steve Almond, captivating audiences with her insightful discussions and thought-provoking conversations. With her essays published in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, and Salon, Cheryl Strayed continues to inspire and connect with readers across the globe.

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2023-24 season can be found at

The Frederick Speaker Series has developed a reputation for bringing world-class speakers to the Frederick area. The goal is to engage the community through enlightening discourse and meaningful topics.  As a result of the Series, Frederick's reputation as an intellectual hub continues to grow, drawing audiences from D.C., Baltimore, and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, the Frederick Speaker Series has featured notable personalities such as Cal Ripken Jr., General Colin Powell, Jane Fonda, Tom Brokaw, George Takei, Bill Nye, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ted Koppel, Bob Woodward, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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