Pen Pals Honors Earth Day with Terry Tempest Williams

Apr 8, 2016

An inspiring lecture by “Citizen Writer” and author of environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, Terry Tempest Williams has been praised as a”Citizen Writer.” She has consistently shown how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. She has testified before Congress on women’s health issues, camped in the remote wilderness of Utah and Alaska, and worked as “a barefoot artist” in Rwanda. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Her other books include When Women Were Birds; Finding Beauty In A Broken World; Leap; and Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland.

A voice that speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life, Terry Tempest Williams takes the Pen Pals stage on Earth Day to explore the relationship of culture to nature.

  • Thursday, April 21 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 22 at 11am (Earth Day!)

ABOUT PEN PALS: All Pen Pals programs are held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts — located at 1111 Mainstreet in Hopkins. Tickets are $40 -$50 (prices include all taxes and handling fees) and can be purchased online or by calling 612-543-8112.

Gold sponsors: Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Anonymous in honor of Special Olympics Minnesota  /  Silver sponsor: BNSF Railway  /  Bronze sponsor: MinnPost


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