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Terry Tempest Williams Arrives as Montgomery Fellow Feb. 6

Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams

Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will begin her Montgomery Fellow residence on Monday, February 6. On campus until Saturday, March 4, she will present a public lecture, "Circles of Community: From Castle Valley to Rwanda," on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall.

The author of seven books and a passionate advocate for public lands and free speech, Tempest Williams is best known for Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, which chronicles the 1983 rise of Great Salt Lake, the flooding of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, and her mother's struggle with ovarian cancer, which was thought to be the result of nuclear testing in the Nevada desert in the 1950s.

Refuge, a classic work of American nature writing, was the Summer Reading for the Class of 2008.

This is Tempest Williams's third visit to Dartmouth, where she has twice been the George Link Environmental Awareness lecturer.

Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee will also be visiting campus as a Montgomery Fellow. His public lecture, "Theater Talk with Edward Albee," will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Moore Theater. Ticket information will be announced in the spring.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08