Sunday, August 6, 11 to noon
Special Event in the Presidio with Terry Tempest Williams
Kick off a fabulous day in the Presidio with this award-winning author
Limited seats. Reserve your spot now! $8 Donation
Hosted at Tides Thoreau Center, 1014 Torney Avenue, San Francisco, 94129
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. This is your invitation to start your morning in the Presidio with a talk by Terry Tempest Williams as she celebrates our national parks.
America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing. This is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. In The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams, author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, offers a gift of celebration: an exploration of our national parks, and what they mean to us and we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas to our own Presidio in the City, Williams captures the unique grandeur of each place while unearthing what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. After the talk, enjoy a book signing with Terry Tempest Williams. All Things Book will have a pop-up bookstore featuring Tempest Williams’ books including the new paperback release of The Hour of the Land ($18).
After the talk, The Presidio offers many fun things to do on Sunday afternoons from museums to hikes to great food trucks. Make a day of it!
More Info? 707-776-7284 or email [email protected]