Literary Event:Charmian Kittredge London by Dr. Iris Jamahl Dunkle Sunday, January 17th at 4 pm

Charmian Kittredge London (1871–1955) was the epitome of a modern woman. Free-spirited and adventurous, she defied modern expectations of femininity. Today she is best known as the wife of the famous American author Jack London, yet she was a literary trailblazer in her own right. This biography is the first book to tell the complete story of Charmian’s life—freed from the shadow cast by her famous husband.

“Despite her flaws, or perhaps because of them, Charmian is indeed the kind of woman whom one would love to have known. After reading this comprehensive, carefully researched biography, many Jack London fans will probably feel that they do indeed know Charmian.”—Jack London Society

Iris Jamahl Dunkle is the author four poetry collections, including the forthcoming West : Fire : Archive. She teaches at Napa Valley College and was the 2017–2018 Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, California.


Ms. Dunkle will read from selected passages accompanied by slide show. Q&A to follow. Pre-registration has ended. To join the event now, please email

3850 Doris Murphy Ct.   •   Occidental, CA 95465   •   707.874.9392   •
Open every Friday, and Saturday, 11 – 4 pm