Terry Tempest Williams

Reading from The Hour of Land, A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

Kate and Steve's Opening Remarks

Kate Levinson's introduction for Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams: The Hour of Land

Kate and Steve's Opening Remarks

Terry Tempest Williams - Talk Part 1

Terry Tempest Williams - Talk Part 2

Terry Tempest Williams

As a farewell event as Point Reyes Books changes owners, and to honor the centennial of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams returns to Point Reyes to read from her new book, The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, what they mean to us, and what we mean to them. Through 12 carefully chosen parks, from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Tempest Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into 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 manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.