New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed will speak at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. in celebration of Brattleboro Area Hospice’s 40th anniversary.

“A Wild Life: Growing Through Life’s Challenges” is an evening of inspiration, wisdom and storytelling with Strayed, author of the memoir “Wild,” a book that inspired Oprah Winfrey to revive her popular book club and was turned into a 2014 movie starring Reese Witherspoon.

At 26, grieving the death of her mother, Strayed hiked more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State alone, which became the basis of "Wild." Strayed is also the author of "Tiny Beautiful Things" and "Brave Enough."

The event is a fundraiser for Brattleboro Area Hospice, which provides a broad range of volunteer-based services for living and dying well, focusing on end-of-life, bereavement and advance care planning.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $100 and can be purchased online at www.brattleborohospice.org. Limited VIP tickets are available to meet Strayed before the show; contact Brattleboro Area Hospice for more information, 802-257-0775. Call Brattleboro Area Hospice directly for wheelchair accessible seating. After the event there will be a book signing in the lobby of the Latchis.