"We found it was just so nice to have a woman storyteller at the center," said Allyson Brown, IslandWood's senior vice president for philanthropy, of Strayed's presence.
is probably most known for her
nature writing," Brown
The Seattle cast of "Listen to Your Mother" - including IslandWood's
own Allyson Brown
- will set the tone Friday, sharing stories of motherhood in all of its humor and complexity.
"[We're giving women] a lot of chances for self-reflection," Brown
"[In the past,] we used to do a lot of activities - jewelry making, basket weaving - but we realized that women just want to be together and relax.
is currently at two-thirds capacity for the event, and Brown
anticipates that the 50 remaining spots will go fast, likely by the end of September.
urges interested parties to register online at www.islandwood.org/support-islandwood/fundraising-events/circleoffriends.