Friday, May 4th of Festival


Friday 1-day ticket includes: Hopkins Marine Station talks, film, + Ricketts’ Lab Reception. Includes admission to NSC on Friday | $30 (tours are extra)


Steinbeck In Pacific Grove | Meet at Rec Trail, 11th St. and Ocean View Ave., Pacific Grove | 9:00-11:00 AM | $30
Join us for a tour of Steinbeck’s 11th St. cottage + PG other sites.

Ricketts’s Lab Tours | Pacific Biological Laboratories, Cannery Row | 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM | $20
Cosponsored by the Cannery Row Foundation.


Street of the Sardine | Intercontinental, The Clement, Monterey, Cannery Row | 12:15-1:15 PM | Free with GA ticket
A documentary by Eva Lothar on Cannery Row in the 1970s.


Festival Seminar Talks Hopkins Marine Station Boat Works | 1:00-5:00 PM | $30

Richard Astro | 1:30 | Provost Emeritus, Drexel University, and Edward F. Ricketts biographer, “Toni: A Remarkable Woman in a Remarkable Time: The Steinbeck-Ricketts Chronicle”

Steve Palumbi | 2:00 | Professor of Biology, Stanford University, “The Women Who Rebuilt Monterey Bay”

Stuart Chase | 2:45 | Executive Director, Monterey Museum of Art, “Year of the Woman, 2018”

Gavin Jones | 3:15 | Professor of English, Stanford University, “Fiction in the Lab: Steinbeck’s ‘The Snake’ and the Short Story Tradition”

Dixie Dixon | 4:00 | Dorthea Lange’s daughter-in-law to son Daniel of 15 years, “Universal Language: Dorthea Lange, Photographer”

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw | 4:45 | Professor of English at San Jose State and Director of the National Steinbeck Center, “Wit and Whimsy: Steinbeck’s Three Wives”


Trumpet Tribute to Ed Ricketts Jr. (1923-2018) | Pacific Biological Laboratories, Cannery Row | 5:00-6:30 PM | $20
Trumpt, beer milkshakes, and a wining jug

Cannery Row Banquet | Intercontinental The Clement, Monterey | 6:45-9:30 PM | $150 single,  $1250 table for 10
Co-sponsored by the Cannery Row Foundation.

Sharon Brown Bacon Carol Steinbeck’s step-daughter, Speaker

John Gregg | Speaker, “Progress on the Western Flyer, 2018”  

Taelen Thomas & Steven Mortensen | Performers

The 3-Day Festival Ticket includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday talks + Friday Lab Reception + Sat/Sunday continental breakfasts + Saturday taco lunch + Sunday reception. Includes admission to the NSC museum for weekend | Monterey & Salinas | May 4-6 | All Day | $90 – Click Here To Purchase Tickets

If you have questions, please contact Susan Shillinglaw,

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