Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended For 2021 Jack London Society Symposium, December 9–12, 2021, Sonoma, CA

New Paper Proposal Deadline is October 31, 2021

New Registration Deadline is November 5, 2021

Room Registration Deadline is October 7, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Symposium activities will include a reception and reading at Reader’s Books Bookstore, a tour of the Wake Robin Lodge property, a visit to nearby Jack London State Historic Park and its new museum exhibits in the House of Happy Walls. Attendees can also enjoy a special screening of a film adaptation of Martin Eden ($15) and a Jack London-themed boating excursion on San Francisco Bay ($80 per passenger). (Space is limited for the tour of the Wake Robin Lodge property and the Jack London-themed boating excursion.)

 Proposals: Please email 200­-word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information and a short biography to Kenneth K. Brandt at

 The Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center is a short walk to historic Sonoma Plaza Jack London Society Group Block Room Rate: $159.99 Block rooms are limited and must be reserved by Oct. 7. Presenters and attendees must be members of the Jack London Society. Visit the Jack London Society website for member registration and symposium registration ($150, students $75) information and updates:

Paper proposal deadline is October 31, 2021

Registration Deadline November 5, 2021

Block Room Registration Deadline October 7

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS: Susan Nuernberg, Jay Williams, Aleta George, and Ken Brandt

Tentative General Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 9

Panels 8 AM–12 PM 

Lunch on your own 12 PM–1 PM

Panels 1:15 PM ­–4:30 PM

Dinner on your own

Reception and Reading at Readers’ Books Bookstore: Reception 6:00 PM with A Reading by Jack London Society Authors beginning at 6:30

Friday, Dec. 10

Panels 8 AM–12 PM

Lunch on your own 

Visit to Jack London State Historic Park 1:30–5 PM

Film Screening of Jay Craven’s Martin Eden 8 PM at the Sebastiani Theater

Saturday, Dec. 11

Panels 8 AM–12 PM

Lunch on your own 

Panels 1:30 AM–3 PM

Visit to Wake Robin Lodge and Reception at 3:30 PM

Sunday, Dec. 12

Special Jack London-themed boat excursion aboard the Pacific Pearl launching from the Vallejo Yacht Club at 11:00 AM for an exclusive guided tour of the Carquinez Strait for the Jack London Society.