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Jack London: Taming Muses, by Jay Williams


In his most famous piece of advice to beginners, Jack London wrote in his essay “Getting into Print,” “don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.” The Wolf Club… Continue reading

Symposium and Exhibition at Stanford– Jack London: Apostle of the American West


Centennial Celebration, Symposium, and Exhibition at Stanford TIME AND DATE: Monday, September 19, 2016 The symposium will mark the 100th anniversary of Jack London’s death in 1916 with panel presentations representing three aspects… Continue reading

Registration for the 2016 Jack London Symposium, Napa


Register now for the 2016 Jack London Symposium in the “2016 Symposium” tab above. Or click on this link to go to the registration form. Deadline for registration is August 29, 2016. Symposium… Continue reading

Jack London’s Mark on Literature, by Jeanne Campbell Reesman


  Jack London means many things around the globe. He was a pivotal writer at the turn of the century whose literary naturalism and socialism also had important effects on the literatures of… Continue reading

Shakespeare at 400, Jack London at 100: Genius Lives, by Jonah Raskin

by    In William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It, a traveler named Jaques waxes poetical in lines that have achieved literary immortality.    “All the world’s a stage,” he says. “And all… Continue reading

The Overlooked Legacy of Charmian London


SUSAN NUERNBERG AND IRIS JAMAHL DUNKLE SPECIAL TO THE INDEX-TRIBUNE Charmian Kittredge London, Jack London’s second wife, is often dismissed as his typist, or worse, as a frivolous airhead who hindered her famous… Continue reading

Why Jack London Still Matters


By Cecelia Tichi / Special to The Sonoma Valley Sun Jack London once again summons us in the 21st century, this time for the uncanny coincidence of this deja-vu moment that links his… Continue reading

Jack London Society Member Iris Dunkle Named Poet Laureate of Sonoma County


Sebastopol resident and Jack London Society Member Iris Jamahl Dunkle has been named the ninth poet laureate of Sonoma County for 2016 and 2017. Dunkle is the author of two full-length collections of… Continue reading

The Jack London Foundation’s Person of the Year is Jay Williams

by The Jack London Foundation will celebrate the 140th birthday of Sonoma County author and rancher Jack London at a birthday banquet on Saturday, Jan. 16. . . . The Foundation has announced… Continue reading

C-Span Book Discussion on Ina Coolbrith

by Aleta George talked about her book, Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate, on the poet’s life in California and her influence on future writers. Born in Nauvoo, Illinois, in… Continue reading