Award-Winning Writer and Activist Terry Tempest Williams
"Stories have the power to create social change and inspire community."
Join award-winning writer and activist, Terry Tempest Williams, for a reading and conversation with Professor Elena Creef. Reception with sustainable local food, and book signing following the event.
Terry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.
Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; Finding Beauty in a Broken World; and When Women Were Birds. Her most recent book is titled The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, a literary celebration of our national parks and an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them.
Terry Tempest Williams was a Guggenheim Fellow, and has won a number of prestigious conservation and literary awards. She has written for the New Yorker, Orion Magazine, and the New York Times, among others. Terry Tempest Williams has served as the Annie Clark Tanner Fellow in the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program which she co-founded in 2004; and was the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College, serving as a Montgomery Fellow twice. She was also Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies at Colby College. She is currently writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School.
In case of rain location will change to Tishman Commons. To RSVP please register through Eventbrite.
Generously supported by the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, Environmental Studies Program, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Women's and Gender Studies, and Peace and Justice Program.
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