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Napa (Zoom): Writing in the Archives: How to Harness the Archives to Write Poetry, Biography, and Memoir

April 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Writing in the Archives:

How to Harness the Archives to Write Poetry, Biography, and Memoir

Napa Valley Writers will host Iris Jamahl Dunkle, an award-winning writer and Poet Laureate of Sonoma County 2017-2018.

The archives.  In them, we can find the secret history.  We can begin to see the past as it really was. For the past decade, Iris has been writing poetry and biography from the archives, both public and private.  Come join her as she talks about her work and teaches you how to pursue your own research.

Iris wrote the first full-length biography on Charmian London, Jack London’s wife, Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2020. Her fourth collection of poems, West: Fire: Archive was published by The Center for Literary Publishing in 2021.  Iris teaches at Napa Valley College and is the Poetry and Translation Director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.


Nominal $5 Fee (+small PayPal charge) for Virtual Meeting. Please Register/Pay with the Zoom link below:

Please register before 6:00 pm day of event. That way, if you have an issue, Sarita Lopez can help you (her contact information is below). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Sometimes the PayPal wheel will spin for a while, but it should go through in a minute or less. If it doesn’t, we recommend you try another browser or you can contact Sarita Lopez before the day of the event at and she will find a way to get you the registration link. 

*This meeting may be recorded (audio/video) and photographed for the general usage of Napa Valley Writers, including but not limited to purposes of publicity, social media, and archives.  By entering into the meeting or logging in, you hereby submit your acknowledgment and consent to Napa Valley Writers and the California Writers Club.  These recordings and photographs may not be used or shared for personal use without permission of the board of Napa Valley Writers or its parent organization, California Writers Club.


April 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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