Lannan Foundation Writer-in-Residence Terry Tempest Williams (Debra Anderson)
Host Rachel Monroe talks with Williams about her “life of engagement” as a writer and activist. Williams discusses her recent writing on national parks, including Big Bend.
Williams books include Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Finding Beauty in a Broken World and others.
Williams has been described as “one of the wisest – and loveliest – voices for conservation” in the West.
In an interview with the Santa Fe Reporter, Williams described her sense of duty to the future of environmentalism.
I have been a wilderness activist all of my life. And what I realize now, profoundly, is that unless we, as public lands activists, connect the dots to climate justice, we are segregating our views…
I think that never have we needed a broader definition of what wilderness preservation means for the future.