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Writing Resistance with Terry Tempest Williams

January 3, 2017

Terry Tempest Williams
Writing Resistance: Sustainable Spiritualities in the Anthropocene

From February 6-9, Terry Tempest Williams will visit the Wake Forest University campus. Williams is a well-known writer, naturalist, and advocate for wild places. Throughout her life, Williams has published books of numerous genres, including poetry, nonfiction, documentary, essay collections, as well as children’s books. On top of this, Williams was a Guggenheim Fellow, and has won a number of prestigious conservation and literary awards.

During her visit, Williams will host a four-day writing workshop, deliver a public lecture and reading, and engage with interested faculty.

Starting on February 6, Williams will host a four-day Writing Workshop allowing graduate and undergraduate Wake Forest students the opportunity to hone their writing skills with a well-known and respected author. Each workshop will run from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will count as a 1-credit hour course. Note that students must attend all four sessions of the workshop to receive a total of 1 credit hour. Interested students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the workshop. Applications are due on January 16 by 5:00 p.m. Accepted students will be registered for the course.

On Tuesday, February 7, Williams will deliver a lecture and book reading that is free and open to the public. The lecture will be in the Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium and will begin at 6:00 p.m. To attend, RSVP via EventBrite. A reception will follow.

For questions about the workshop or other events please contact Luke Johnston (johnstlf@wfu.edu) for more information.

Williams’s visit is sponsored by the Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence, the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Humanities Institute, the Writing Program, the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, the Divinity School, the Environmental Program, the Religion and Public Engagement Concentration, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.