Dramatic Reading and Discussion: Jack London’s classic short story, “War” – Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Join life-long Jack London aficionado and park docent Doc Stull for a compelling reading followed by a spirited discussion at the House of Happy Walls, Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday,  August 12.    Free.

2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442  ·  T: (707) 938-5216  $10.00 Vehicle entry fee.

Complimentary wine and refreshments served.

There is limited seating for this event.  Please make your reservation at the link at the bottom of the page.

 

Californian Jack London (1876 -1916) was the most popular American author of his day – adventurer, romantic, realist, war correspondent, boxing writer, revolutionary, sportsman, socialist, public intellectual, dreamer…combative, contrary, contradictory, charismatic, and courageous – Jack London’s legacy lives here amidst the mystical magic of Valley of the Moon.

Perhaps no other American author encompassed more diverse subject areas and amassed more output within a short life-span of only 4o years – 50 novels, more than 200 short stories, plus a well-spring of non-fiction and photojournalism, London was a larger-than-life man of great passion, vision, and contradiction.

Join Doc and experience one of  Jack’s most riveting and unforgettable short stories.

http://jacklondonpark.com/jl-short-story.html

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Radio Appearance: Humboldt Magazine, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics:  

 The USA- Venezuelan Major League Baseball connection.

Friday, August 4,  2017 at 1:00  PM   

The heartbreaking political, economic and human crisis in Venezuela has been in the news of late with potentially far-reaching repercussions not only within the country itself but also visavi its Latin American neighbors as well.  Unless you were a die-hard baseball fan, however,  you probably didn’t know that Venezuela produces the second most Latino players in Major League Baseball.

Venezuelan players are keenly aware of the tragedy going on in their native country.  And, after the rigors and unseen struggles of making it to the big leagues, their wealth and celebrity are double edged swords as they watch their families and countrymen imperiled.

There are also more unsettling connections between US – Venezuelan sport and politics and Major League Baseball not often in the public eye.  It’s a complex topic,  but we’ll explore a few of these themes when Doc talks to Danielle this Friday on the Humboldt Magazine.

http://www.khsu.org/listen_live