We have the honor of welcoming back Terry Tempest Williams, a naturalist, activist, and writer.
In this new collection of essays, Williams explores the concept of erosion: of the land, of the self, of belief, of fear. She looks at the current state of American politics and the dire social and environmental implications of recent political rulings. She testifies that climate change is not an abstraction, citing the drought outside her door and at times, within herself. And she shares moments of relief and refuge, solace and spirituality--in her conversations with Navajo elders, art, and, always, in the land itself.
Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks; Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; Finding Beauty in a Broken World; and When Women Were Birds, among other books. Her work is widely taught and anthologized around the world. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Divinity School. She and her husband Brooke Williams divide their time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Castle Valley, Utah.
NOTE this is a TUESDAY event rather than our usual Wednesday evenings and we have moved the gathering to the Norwich Congregational Church.
Free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed. Please call 802-649-1114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist
Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by.
A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year
"Brilliant, meditative, and full of surprises, wisdom, and wonder."—Ann Lamott, author of Imperfect Birds
"Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us.