In his new book “Seattle Walks,” David B. Williams shows Seattle in a new light and shares an appreciation of how the city has changed over time, how the past has influenced the present, and how nature is all around us – even in our urban landscape. Williams weaves together the history, natural history, and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex, nuanced, and fascinating story.
Seattle Walks present a new way to experience Seattle; and the various walks included vary in length and topography and cover both well-known and surprising parts of the city. While most are loops, there are a few one-way adventures with an easy return via public transportation. Ranging along trails and sidewalks, the walks lead to panoramic views, intimate hideaways, architectural gems, and beautiful greenways.
This free book-talk event by Words, Writers & West Seattle, co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library, takes place at 6 PM at the Library’s Southwest Branch, at 9010 35th Ave. SW), on Thursday, March 8, 2017.
Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. His most recent book wasToo 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. His 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, presented earlier to Words, Writers & West Seattle. Williams lives in Seattle and continues to explore and travel through the city by foot and by bike.
Words, Writers & West Seattle’s book-talks are now all scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW, West Seattle, WA 99126. On April 12th, 2018, Peter Stekel will present Beneath Haunted Waters: The Tragic Tale of Two B-24s Lost in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during WWII (Lyons Press, 2017).
For videos on these and other authors’ presentations visit: www.loghousemuseum.org. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & West Seattle” by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.
West Seattle, Washington