Steinbeck Festival

Steinbeck (John) Festival

First week in August
Salinas, California, birthplace of famous American author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), has hosted a yearly literary festival in his honor since 1980. Steinbeck, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962, wrote extensively about the people, places, and social conditions of his homeland in California's central coastal region. The festival gives Steinbeck fans an opportunity to visit many of the places that formed Steinbeck's worldview and inspired his works. The four-day event features lectures on aspects of Steinbeck's work and life, tours, performances of plays and screenings of movies based on Steinbeck's stories, and a book fair. The festival also sponsors a short story contest, the winner of which receives a cash prize of $1,000.
National Steinbeck Center
1 Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901
831-796-3833; fax: 831-796-3828
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