Best-selling author to appear at MACC

The Merwin Conservancy’s The Green Room will present Terry Tempest Williams in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.

Williams has been called a conservationist, a naturalist, an activist and a citizen writer, speaking on behalf of an ethical stance toward life, according to an announcement. The best-selling author of the environmental literary classic “Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World,” Williams has testified before Congress on women’s health issues, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses and worked as a barefoot artist in Rwanda.

Williams has been lauded for both her literary and environmental work. In addition to her books, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Orion Magazine.

Williams and her husband, Brooke Williams, live in the desert and mountains of the American West.

Williams’ talk will include an audience question-and-answer session, followed by a hosted reception with book signings, music, dessert and drinks.

Tickets are $35 and are on sale at the MACC Box Office. Call 242-7468 or go to

The Green Room is presented by FIM Group and supports the nonprofit work of The Merwin Conservancy.