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IMNH to host internationally recognized author Terry Tempest Williams

Posted March 5, 2008

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce that it will host internationally recognized author, philosopher, and naturalist, Terry Tempest Williams, as part of Earth Week in April.

Ms. Williams will present a public lecture highlighting her upcoming book Mosaic: Finding Beauty in a Broken World on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Goranson Hall on the Idaho State University Campus. Ms. Williams will also be on hand for a book signing and reception following the lecture. During her visit, she will also give several presentations to ISU students in a variety of classes.

Terry Tempest Williams 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. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert; and The Open Space of Democracy. Her new book Mosaic: Finding Beauty in a Broken World, will be published in 2008 by Pantheon Books.

This program is the result of a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council and significant contributions from Marshall Public Library and the Portneuf District Library. Other partners for this project include the Idaho State Journal and Idaho State University’s Departments of English and History, Women’s Studies Program; and Student Community Service Center.

The Museum is located on the campus of Idaho State University at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Dillon Street in Building #12. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kristin Fletcher at (208) 282-2262 or fletkris@isu.edu or visit the Museum’s website at http://imnh.isu.edu.

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