wisdom in the wilderness: terry tempest williams @ wes
Award-winning writer-conservationist-activist Terry Tempest Williams cast a quiet spell on members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities during a reading and book-signing reception at Memorial Chapel on March 1, at the invitation of Wesleyan’s College of the Environment. (Photos below by Laurie Kenney.)
Drawing on the current theme of the COE Think Tank, Williams centered her readings and remarks on how humans relate to and value the non-human part of the world.
Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic “Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place,” as well as “When Women Were Birds,” “Finding Beauty in a Broken World,” “The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks,” and other critically acclaimed works.
After the reading, Williams signed copies of her books for an appreciative crowd, including COE faculty member Marcela Oteiza, associate professor of theater.