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Terry Tempest WilliamsAmerican author, poet and activist Terry Tempest Williams will present two lectures at Clarion University: 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Rhoades Center at Venango College, Oil City, and 10:30 a.m. April 25 in 250/252 Gemmell Student Complex in Clarion. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Known as a “citizen writer,” Williams emphasizes the importance of the environment, women’s health, freedom of speech, and other hot-button issues. As her bio states, “she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.”

Williams has received both critical acclaim and award recognition for her writing and activism. She has written 11 books, the most recent of which is “When Women Were Birds,” published in 2012 and inspired by the journals of her late mother. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine and numerous anthologies worldwide.

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

4/17/2013 1:24 PM

Award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams to speak at Clarion campuses