Welcome to the National Steinbeck Center!

The National Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California, the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. In addition to hosting a premier collection of artifacts, books, and film clips, we strive to share John Steinbeck’s values, build community and celebrate creativity in communities across the nation. 

John Steinbeck Biography

The Art of Storytelling - Pop Cinema

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw Named National Steinbeck Center Interim Director Beginning June 1st

What’s New
and Upcoming Events

GUEST AUTHOR SERIES – ‘The Western Flyer’

May 07 —

The National Steinbeck Center welcomes Kevin M. Bailey, author of The Western Flyer.

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POP CINEMA – ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

May 08 —

The National Steinbeck Center's Art of Storytelling program tackles Story Structure with this adventure classic.

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GUEST AUTHOR SERIES – ‘Ana of California’

July 02 —

Join the National Steinbeck Center and Penguin Publishing as we welcome author Andi Teran

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