Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams


Terry Tempest Williams joined HDS as a writer-in-residence for the 2017–18 academic year and is continuing until June 30, 2022. She is the author of numerous books, including the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Her most recent book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, which was published in June 2016 to coincide with and honor the centennial of the National Park Service. Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

While at HDS, Williams will spend time contemplating and writing about the spiritual implications of climate change, and will lead a seminar with HDS students.

Williams's appointment at HDS is supported by the Compton Foundation and the Susan Shallcross Swartz Fund. For more information, see "Terry Tempest Williams to Join HDS as Writer-in-Residence."

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Marguerite (Margie) Jenkins


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