Wyoming Arts Council

Williams: "The Art of Engagement"

From a UW press release:

Terry Tempest Williams, the University of Wyoming’s first Eminent Writer in Residence in the Master of Fine Arts Program in creative writing, will host four events this semester.

The final two installments of Williams’ free brown bag lunch series, “The Art of Engagement: Conversations about Culture and Landscape,” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 5, from noon-1 p.m. in the UW Foundation House. To reserve a place, e-mail Alan Barstow, UWyo Magazine intern, at abarstow@uwyo.edu, or call the UW English Department at 307-766-6452.

Williams will host a discussion and reading session in Rawlins on Nov. 28. The free discussion will begin at 7 p.m. at Carbon County Higher Education Center, located at 705 Rodeo St. For more information, call Dave Throgmorten at the Carbon County Higher Education Center at 307-328-9204.

Williams also will host a discussion and reading in Cheyenne on Dec. 5. The session begins at 7 p.m. at the Laramie County Library, located at 2200 Pioneer Ave. For more information, call the Laramie County Library at 307-773-7225.

An award-winning writer and wilderness advocate who has written on nature and culture, Williams has been credited with starting national conversations about the importance of dissent. Her latest book, Mosaic: Finding Beauty in a Broken World, will be released in 2008.

From Terry Tempest Williams’ web site:

SNEWS Live sat down one-on-one with Terry Tempest Williams following her keynote address at the Conservation Alliance’s annual meeting during Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2007, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The topic of the interview was the role that art and poetry can play in creating a life dedicated to conservation and sustainability. The interview is available online as a podcast, posted on March 2, 2007.

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