9/19/21, 7:00 PM, Lopez Island (WA) GrangeLopez Island Historical Society and Museum hosts a special evening with authors David B. Williams and Iris Graville.

Iris will interview David about his new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget’s Sound. Expect an engaging conversation between two beloved Northwest writers, as they discuss the human and natural environment they call home – including how Lopez’s own Port Stanley Kelp Plant fits into the story of natural resource use in the Salish Sea. Books will be available for purchase, with time for questions and book signing at the end. Drop by the museum to purchase a copy before the event. Suggested donation $5-10 to help cover the cost of the hall. 

9/29/21 – Homewaters: A Conversation About Connections – David Williams with Iris Graville

 7:00 PM  

Wenatchee River Institute

347 Division Street

Leavenworth, WA 98826

Author David Williams (Homewaters) together with author Iris Graville (Writer in a Life Vest, forthcoming) will create a conversation about Puget Sound that weaves the stories of people and place across more than 10,000 years of history. They will touch on warfare, transportation (canoe culture and mosquito fleet), and resource extraction; will dive into the realm of the salmon and orca, and will trace lesser known, but ecosystem-critical species such as rockfish, herring, kelp, Olympia oysters, and geoducks. Together they will weave a nuanced, intricate picture of our beautiful homewaters… and share thoughts on seizing this critical moment where we can work together to make it more habitable for all. 

David B. Williams is the author of numerous books on the human side of geology and landscapes including Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City, and Cairns: Messengers in Stone.



Past Events for Hiking Naked

Bookstores/libraries that have hosted events likely have copies of Hiking Naked in stock – and they might be signed!