Piedmont Center Speaker Series:
"The Man Who Walked Through Time:
Why Jack London still matters 100 years after his death.”
Doors Open at 5:00pm/ Talk at 5:30pm
Our next speaker at the Piedmont Center for the Arts is Tarnel Abbott. Tarnel is the great-granddaughter of Jack London, and November, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of London’s death. Jack London, moreover, was a Piedmont resident for several years.
Her talk will be entitled "The Man Who Walked Through Time: Why Jack London still matters 100 years after his death.” This talk is focused on Jack London's political aspects and hopes for a more equitable society. It will be accompanied by a slide show which illustrates the parallels between our times and what Jack London was writing about in works such as People of the Abyss and The Iron Heel. Even The Call of the Wild can be interpreted as a political allegory.
Tarnel is a political activist, an advocate for environmental and social justice and a retired librarian. She has written, produced and performed in a theatrical production based on Jack London's dystopian novel The Iron Heel. Tarnel Abbott has been interviewed and has lectured about her famous relative, Jack London, and offers her own unique interpretation of the man and his work.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with wine available for purchase. Talk begins at 5:30.
There will be ample time for audience members to ask questions.
Admission is free, although a small donation to the Center for the Arts would be appreciated.
Plenty of free street parking available.