A Conversation with Beloved Author and Activist Terry Tempest Williams

A Session by Terry Tempest Williams
Environmental Activist, Advocate for Free Speech, Author

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Terry Tempest Williams, author of most recently, "Erosion -- Essays of Undoing", has an uncanny ability to bring awareness to our grief and pain while simultaneously encouraging us to delight in the beauty that surrounds us. As a longtime advocate for the Wild, Terry demonstrates the connection between Earth and our bodies; and how environmental issues are social issues are ultimately, issues of justice. She is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Divinity School and divides her time between Cambridge and the red rock desert of Utah.

Terry Tempest Williams

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. Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. 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, as well as many other titles. In 2019 Terry Tempest Williams was given The Robert Kirsch Award, a lifetime achievement prize given to a writer with a substantial connection to the American West and was also elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

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