Mike Wilson as Jack London

Thousands of people of all ages have enjoyed the experience of seeing Mike Wilson portray Jack London.
Mike has received literally hundreds of flattering evaluations, comments, letters and recommendations.
Here are a few of them, and if you keep scrolling down,
you’ll find a sampling of his numerous appearances and park tour clients:

“I have been told by
many customers who had just heard Mike’s presentation that he had given them a look at
the real Jack London . . .
I have no hesitancy
in recommending
Mr. Mike Wilson
to any group
that would like to have
the ultimate experience with Jack London.”

– Russ Kingman, author of A Pictorial History of Jack London and Jack London/A Definitive Chronology

“This tour de force measures up to other memorable one-man impersonation shows
I’ve seen on stage
or film about
Will Rogers,
Mark Twain, etc.”

– San Francisco
Tour Guide
Guild’s
“The Guidepost”
  

“Mike brings
Jack London to life
and adds a dimension that children just can’t get
from a book.”

– 6th Grade
Language Arts Teacher, Brookhaven School, Sebastopol, CA

“Thank you so much for speaking to our 8th grade English classes!
You were extremely effective, informative, and inspirational . . .
Your knowledge of
Jack London
is both extensive and impressive! Our students
and teachers are already requesting a return
engagement next year!”

– Library Media Teacher, Vacaville, CA 

~ Highlights of Appearances ~
Complete list available upon request.

Festivals, Fairs and Special Appearances
Living History Day, Luther Burbank Home & Gardens – 1987
Celebrate Sonoma, Countywide Festival of the Arts – 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994
Country Family Festival, Rohnert Park – 1989
Living History, Yukon Gold Rush Days, Jack London Village, Oakland – 1991
100th Anniversary Celebration of the Salvation Army, Jack London Village – 1991
Jack London’s Birthday Celebration, Jack London Square, Oakland – 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, 2009
Dave Stewart’s All-Star Celebrity Golf Tournament, Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma – 1993
Graton Day, Graton – 1993
Glen Ellen Village Fair, Glen Ellen – 1993, 1994, 1996
Sonoma County Folk Festival, Santa Rosa – 1994
Sonoma County Book Fair, Santa Rosa – 2004
Maritime Day Celebration, Jack London Square – 1994, 1995
Fourth of July Celebration, Jack London Square – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Holiday Yacht Light Parade & Festivities, Jack London Square – 1994, 1995, 1996
Napa Valley Barbecue Festival – 1995
First Night Santa Rosa – 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Sacramento Reads, A Celebration of Words – 1998
Christmas at the Clocktower, Benicia – 1998
Sonoma Community Center/Jack London Muse Dinner and Auction – 2007

Guest Speaker
Mannington Corporation Executive Corporate Conference
The Century Club, Centennial Celebration, Annual Dinner Meeting February 1995, San Francisco
The Century Club, Christmas Luncheon Meeting, San Francisco, December 2010
The Alta Mira Club, San Leandro – Centennial Celebration 1997, Annual Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon, 1998
Silver Penny Elderhostel [1989-present]
Santa Rosa Junior College Alumni Association
Sonoma County Office of Education Employee’s Lunch, Santa Rosa
Jack London Foundation Annual Birthday Banquet, Sonoma
Travel Writers Association Luncheon, San Francisco
Sonoma County Librarians’ Annual Meeting, Santa Rosa
Livermore Public Library, Livermore
Russian River Region Annual Luncheon, Guerneville
Retired Officers’ Association, Redwood Empire Chapter, Santa Rosa
The Mended Hearts Spring Meeting, Santa Rosa
“Grape Escape”, Association of California School Administrators, Rohnert Park
Top National Sales Executives of the Red Lion Inn, Armstrong Grove, Guerneville
Contra Costa Retired Teachers Association, Walnut Creek
California Writers Club, Redwood Chapter Luncheon
California Writers Club Lecture Series, Pleasant Hill
Danville Friends of the Library Luncheon
Westerners International Dinner, Officers Club, San Francisco
Sonoma County Historical Society, Annual Luncheon Meeting, Santa Rosa
Piedmont Historical Society, 100th Birthday Celebration, Piedmont
California Media & Library Educators Association (CMLEA) Conference, Oakland
Friends of the Library, Healdsburg
Glen Ellen Winery, “Wine & The Word”, 1998
Retirement Communities throughout Sonoma and Contra Costa Counties
Public and Private Schools throughout Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino and Lake Counties
Clubs: Optimist Clubs, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park; Lion’s Club; High Twelve, Sebastopol; Masonic Lodges, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sebastopol; Royal Arch, Sebastopol; Santa Rosa Scottish Rite; Oakland Soroptimists; Star of the Valley Women’s Club, Oakmont; Sons in Retirement, Petaluma; Saturday Afternoon Club, Santa Rosa; Rotary Club, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol; Eastern Star, Santa Rosa, Livermore; Petaluma Woman’s Club

Jack London State Historic Park Tours
Besides his numerous speaking engagements, since 1987, “Jack” has been the guide for many private tours of Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, California. Besides being the private guide to numerous celebrities who have requested his services, he has also provided his services to many local travel agencies and corporate special event specialists. Among his clients:

Sonoma Charter & Tours
National Executive of EXXON Corporation
State Farm Insurance Executives
Farmers Insurance Group Executives
California Seed Association Executives
Sonoma County Museum’s “California Living History Series”
San Francisco Tour Guild
Stanford Club of Palo Alto
Matanzas Elementary School, Santa Rosa
Sharp Park Alternative School, Pacifica
Los Angeles City Schoolteachers, “The Ethnic Experience”
LEMO USA Executive Salespeople
Viviani Tours, Sonoma
HMS Travel & Tours, Santa Rosa
Valerie Johnson & Associates, Sebastopol
Pacific Agenda, Santa Rosa
Premier Events, Santa Rosa
Day Tripping, Santa Rosa
The Skylarks Flying Club, Upland
Valley of the Moon Natural History Association
The Renaissance Society, Cal State University at Sacramento
Public and Private Schools throughout Sonoma, Marin, Alameda, and San Francisco Counties

For more information, you can e-mail “Jack” at getyourwordsworth.com
or you can phone or FAX him at: 707-829-2316
or you can write him at: P. O. Box 7132, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 U.S.A.

 

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updated February 2011