Terry Tempest Williams, MOSAIC

Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams

In Part One of this week’s show, we talk with writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams about her new book, [amazon-product text=”Finding Beauty in a Broken World” type=”text”]0375420789[/amazon-product]. (Part Two, David Danelo talking about THE BORDER: Exploring the U.S.-Mexican Divide, will appear as a separate podcast.)

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Terry Tempest Williams starts MOSAIC in Italy, where she has gone for a workshop to learn the art of mosaic. She puts that learning to use later in Rwanda, where she helps survivors build a memorial to the victims of the Rwandan genocide in their small village. She bridges the two journeys with another journey to Utah to study the last wild prairie dog communities in America, communities that are part, she says, of a critical—and critically endangered—ecological mosaic. The mosaic that creates beauty out of brokenness is the theme Tempest Williams follows as she brings us on her remarkable journeys.

Web Extra: listen to Williams read from Find Beauty In A Broken World here.


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About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.