Lynda V. Mapes & David B. Williams
Two Seattle writers with a long history of writing about the natural world celebrate new paperback editions published by University of Washington Press. Lynda V. Mapes’ The Witness Tree follows the story of a Harvard Forest oak tree studied continuously since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Known for her coverage of the taking down of the Elwha dam in books such as Elwha: a River Reborn, Lynda Mapes writes for the Seattle Times and has covered the protests at Standing Rock, the recovery of Rialto the Sea Otter and for ongoing coverage of Orcas in the Pacific Northwest.
David Williams’ Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology, encourages readers to take a closer look at the geology around them on the city streets and the fossils and building materials on view on Seattle’s downtown streets are of course included. David Williams’ books include Seattle Walks (which includes a walk featuring the city’s “Downtown Rocks”), Too High and Too Steep and Waterway.
Seattle Times Lit Life columnist Mary Ann Gwinn serves as program moderator.
Tickets ($5 students/$10 general admission) available from FolioSeattle.org and at the door.
Presented by Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum.