Terry Tempest Williams interview audio

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An unscheduled press conference with President Obama pre-empted broadcast of our Readers & Writers conversation with Terry Tempest Williams. Online audio of the conversation in now available.

Photo: Gail Frederick, via Creative Commons.

Terry Tempest Williams will be our guest Tuesday, April 30, 11-noon.

We welcome Terry Tempest Williams to talk about her most recent book, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice— a collection of short essays on memory, faith and voice. These are miniature stories, meditations inspired by a collection of empty journals left to Terry by her mother.

Terry is, of course, well known as a conservationist, poet, and essayist. Her work is steeped in the landscape and lore of Utah and the West where she has lived and worked most of her life.

Terry Tempest Williams seems to be the kind of writer readers either love or, well, don’t. I’m curious about this. Most prominent authors don’t draw this kind of passionate fire from opposite sides.

Terry Tempest Williams

So, let us know if you’re a fan–or not. And tell us about what you’ve read by her.

Find a copy of When Women Were Birds and  join  the conversation, for now by leaving your comments below.