CityViews 6/11/12: Terry Tempest Williams/Walking the Granary


Segment 1:

Award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams looked forward to reading the volumes of journals her mother left to her after her death. But when the time came, Williams found only empty pages. The blank pages invited questions and in a new memoir, she explores the silence for answers. On Monday, Williams joins us to talk about her latest book, “When Women Were Birds.”


  • Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams will read from her new book, “When Women Were Birds,” on Tuesday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Utah College of Nursing, Annette Poulson Cumming Building (10 S. 2000 East), University of Utah. A question-and-answer session with the author and book signing will follow the program. The program will also be available via live webcast at:




Segment 2:

The west edge of Salt Lake’s downtown is full of old warehouses, vacant lots and local businesses, but a growing number of residents and property owners think it could be much more. On Monday, we learn about The Granary District and efforts to create a walkable, vibrant urban neighborhood.


  • Greg Walker, Young Architects Forum
  • Ben Wiemeyer, Young Architects Forum

The Young Architects Forum, SLC Green Drinks and The Kentlands Initiative are sponsoring a Granary District Block Party on Friday, June 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 700 S. in between 300 and 400 West. Festivities include a walk through the Granary, gallery exhibits, DJ performance and tapas.