Distinguished Writer-in-Residence


2015 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence

Terry Tempest Williams


2015 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Reading

Tuesday, March 24

7:30pm, Genome Sciences Building

UNC Campus


Panel: “’Nor any drop to drink.’”

Monday, March 23

3:30 p.m.

Hyde Hall

Co-sponsored by the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Program and the Water in our World Program

Panel particpants: Bland Simpson, moderator (Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing), Terry Tempest Williams (2015 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence), Lawrence Band (Director, Institute for the Environment), and Bernie Herman (George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore)

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Panel: “Memoir and the Natural World”

Wednesday, March 25

3:30 p.m.

Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall


Panel participants: Stephanie Elizondo Griest, moderator (Assistant Professor & Margaret Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction), Terry Tempest Williams  (2015 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence), Jan DeBlieu (author, naturalist, environmentalist), and Philip Gerard (author; naturalist, UNC-Wilmington Creative Writing faculty)

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All Events Free and Open to the Public 



Terry Tempest Williams' works include: When Women Were BirdsRefuge: An Unnatural History of a Family and PlaceAn Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field, Desert QuartetLeap, and many others. 


This event is sponsored by the Hanes family, the Hibbits family, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

For more information about Terry Tempest Williams or the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Program, please see the links at the bottom of the page.

Past Distinguished Writers-in-Residence



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