WORLDWISE Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series: Terry Tempest Williams

2014-2015 WORLDWISE Arts & Humanities Dean's Lecture Series:
Terry Tempest Williams

Thursday, April 16, 2015 . 5:30PM
Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams photo by Marion Ettlinger

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

Terry Tempest Williams, award winning author of “Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family & Place” and “Finding Beauty in a Broken World,” will discuss the role of the humanities in environmentalism. Williams has been called a “citizen writer” who speaks out on behalf of an ethical stance toward life, asking how power can be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species.

Williams is the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah and Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College. She is also a founding member of Narrative 4, which fosters empathy through the exchange of stories across the world and will help lead a story exchange at UMD on April 15.

This event will be in conversation with Sheri Parks followed by a reception with Terry Tempest Williams.