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Breast Cancer Connections Annual Spring Benefit featuring Cheryl Strayed Wednesday, March 6, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club Ballroom, Menlo Park Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller WILD, the New York Times bestseller TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, and the novel TORCH. WILD was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Strayed has written the “Dear Sugar” column on TheRumpus.net since March 2010. She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE.
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Credit: Star Black Joyce Carol Oates Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. The Accursed Introduction by Ann Packer Princeton, New Jersey at the turn of the twentieth century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton--their daughters begin disappearing, including a young bride on the verge of the altar. When the bride's brother sets out to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people, from Grover Cleveland to Woodrow Wilson to Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain--all plagued by "accursed" visions. Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the National Humanities Medal, our government's highest civilian honor for the arts. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the 2010 recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.