Wednesday, March 1 –
David B. Williams will be reading from his new book Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City, in which he weaves together the history, natural history, and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex, nuanced, and fascinating story, complete with walks of varying lengths and topographies. It was reviewed by the Seattle Times.
Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. His most recent book was "Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography," which won the 2016 Virginia Marie Folkins Award, given by the Association of King County Historical Organizations to an outstanding historical publication. Other books include "Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology" and "The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City." Williams is coauthor of "Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal." He lives in Seattle and continues to explore and travel through the city by foot and by bike.