Florence Williams Featured At CIVIQ Speaker Series Nov. 8

Monday, October 22, 2018

Chattanooga Design Studio announces the next installment of CIVIQ: A Speaker Series Honoring Robert Taylor.  CIVIQ is a free quarterly speaker series that celebrates the act of coming together to envision new ways of building cities collaboratively by bringing in visionaries. It is partnering with Reflection Riding for this event. 

Florence Williams will share her presentation The Nature Fix, at Camp House on Nov. 8 from 6-7 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments and networking with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m.  A Q&A conversation will follow the presentation. 

The presentation is an exploration of why nature makes people happier, healthier and more creative.  Drawing from her most recent book The Nature Fix, Ms. Williams will share her experience diving deep into the effects of spending time in nature. Her unique way of weaving storytelling and scientific facts brings humor and gravity to the information she conveys, said officials. 

Ms. Williams is a journalist, author, podcaster and public speaker. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of two Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect, as well as Outside Magazine's Double X-Factor podcast. Her public speaking includes keynotes at Google, the Smithsonian, the Seattle Zoo, the Aspen Ideas Festival and many other corporate, academic and nonprofit venues.

Star Line Books will have The Nature Fix available for purchase at the event. Ms. Williams will be available for signing the books at the end of the presentation.  

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For tickets visit Eventbrite.com or Facebook.com.  



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