January 2015 Event - Jack London
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 7:30 AM
Please join us on Thursday, January 22, at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion onJackLondon. Jack(John Griffith)London(1876-1916) was the most successful writer in American in the early 20thcentury. His vigorous stories of men and animals against the environment, and survival against hardships were drawn mainly from his own experience. An illegitimate child,Londonpassed his childhood in poverty in the Oakland slums. At the age of 17, he ventured to sea on a sealing ship. The turning point of his life was a thirty-day imprisonment that was so degrading it made him decide to turn to education and pursue a career in writing. His years in the Klondike searching for gold left their mark in his best short stories; among them,The Call of the WildandWhite Fang. Details surrounding the event will be sent to those on our email list in early January; if you are not yet on our email list, please sign up today!