Craig Welch, “Shell Games” Discussion 7 p.m. Oct. 22; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; free
Signing 1 p.m. Oct. 23; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2 548-1451
Northwest author Welch shares episodes from his nonfiction book in Leavenworth. “Shell Games” is an intense ride through the world of geoduck poaching and smuggling for black market dollars. Welch is an environmental writer for The Seattle Times, named the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Outstanding Beat Reporter of the Year.