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Steinbeck Festival

National Steinbeck Center 1 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901
May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018

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  • Location: National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St, Salinas, CA
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    The annual Steinbeck Festival is a three-day celebration of John Steinbeck’s enduring legacy. The 2018 Steinbeck Festival will take place May 4-6 and the theme will be “The Women of Steinbeck’s World.

    The 2018 Steinbeck Festival celebrates the women Steinbeck created, those he knew, and those who influenced mid-century American culture. Ma Joad inspired this theme. Late in The Grapes of Wrath, Ma consoles Pa, who feels defeated by their losses: “Man, he lives in jerks-baby born an’ a man dies, an’ that’s a jerk-gets a farm an’ loses his farm, an’ that’s a jerk. Woman, it’s all one flow, like a stream, little eddies, little waterfalls, but the river, it goes right on. Woman looks at it like that. We ain’t gonna die out. People is goin’ on-changin’ a little, maybe, but goin’ right on.”




1 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

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