BABEL: Terry Tempest Williams

Announcement Date : Thursday, October 12, 2017Categories: Official JB Events

Terry Tempest Williams - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

About the Author
After a summer of collaborations with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo for our Read | Seed | Write project, bringing writing workshops and literary public art to green spaces throughout the city, in October, we will welcome environmental author and activist, TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS.

Her most recent book, The Hour of Land, is a meditation on the necessary majesty of America’s national parks.

When Frederick Law Olmsted designed America’s first urban park system here in Buffalo, he understood that parks not only “refresh and delight the eye” but also the “mind and spirit.” In keeping with Olmsted’s philosophy, Williams’s poetic language and soulful explorations of parks as “portals and thresholds of wonder” compel us to confront our stewardship of natural resources. We invite you to join us in celebrating Buffalo’s beautiful green spaces and thinking about how we protect them for the next generation.

(Photograph of Terry Tempest Williams ©2014 zoë rodriguez photography)

About the Book
Terry Tempest Williams - The Hour of Land - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY
America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them.

From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

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Discussion Questions
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