Buy Your Tickets: Terry Tempest Williams “citizen writer” at Don Baggett Theatre December 6th

November 29, 2012
Terry Tempest Williams: Photo Credit to Louis Gakumba

Terry Tempest Williams: Photo Credit to Louis Gakumba

Join SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Arts and Lectures, Finding the Good and Hospitality House for an inspirational literary evening with Terry Tempest Williams on Thursday, December 6th, 7:00pm at the Don Baggett Theatre in Grass Valley. There are a few more special reception tickets available for $80 which includes an intimate reception with Terry Tempest Williams, hors d’oeuvres, and the event ticket.


Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who writes 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. “So here is my question,” she asks, “what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?”

Topics such as democracy, climate change, environmental toxicity, community activism, and preservation of open space are common in Ms. Williams work, and are relevant issues to the community and the hosting organizations. The event will include a lecture and reading by Ms. Williams. Following will be a conversation with the audience with an opportunity for Q&A. Her most recent book, When Women Were Birds, will be available for purchase during a book signing at the end of the evening.

An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams is co-sponsored by SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Hospitality House and Finding the Good. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Arts and Lectures series are fundraisers for the South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL), a river conservation organization in Nevada City. Finding the Good is a traveling semester program for high school students focused on documenting models of sustainability. Hospitality House is a homeless shelter, founded by Utah Phillips and others, inspired by Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker Movement. The shelter is fundraising to renovate “Utah’s Place,” a recently acquired building that will enable the shelter to operate year-round.

Doors open at 6:30pm with a performance by SilverWings with Brendan Phillips, so please come early and enjoy renditions of Utah Phillips’ songs. Tickets are on sale at or in the SYRCL office. Tickets are $45 general/$40 SYRCL members / $80 includes event, hors d’oeuvres, and intimate reception with Ms. Williams from 5:30-6:30pm (limited number available) / $18 student (limited number available)

Please contact Lindsey at or Shana at with any questions regarding tickets or the event itself.


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