Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Amaryllis Lyle

Responding to the Beauty of a Broken World

Terry Tempest Williams talks with Chapter 16 about her newest memoir

February 28, 2013 Terry Tempest Williams was fifty-four years old when she began writing her newest memoir, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice, a book she began in response to her own mother’s death at age fifty-four. In it she tells the story of finding her mother’s journals—all blank—and contemplates the place of silence in a writer’s life. Williams will discuss When Women Were Birds at Parnassus Booksellers in Nashville on March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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