We are living in difficult times where the violence of hurricanes, floods, and fires are the norm. How are we to find refuge in change, solace in uncertainty? Join Terry Tempest Williams in the contemplative practice of writing. Participants will be invited to keep a journal through the weekend as we focus on the near and far of the interior and exterior landscapes. Work will be shared in the sanctity of community as each person explores their sense of place in a changing world.
Terry Tempest Williams, currently writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School, has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. While Terry, like her writing, cannot be categorized, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. From her environmental literature classic Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place to her most recent book The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks which coincided with and honored the centennial of the National Park Service (2016), Terry brings the beauty of language to critical issues, exposing truths that need to be seen and understood.