The Lannan Foundation (in conjunction with Collected Works) hosts a conversation between acclaimed authors Terry Tempest Williams and Colum McCann at the Lensic Theatre. For tickets and further information go to http://www.lannan.org/programs/events/
About the Presenters:
Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her writing has 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.
Her newest book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, released this year to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.
Colum McCann is the award-winning author of Thirteen Ways of Looking and Let the Great World Spin. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he is the recipient of several international honors, among them the National Book Award, The International DUBLIN Literary Award, and a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres award from the French government.
He is the cofounder of the nonprofit global story-exchange organization Narrative 4 and teaches creative writing at Hunter College in New York.