May 3 - 5, 2013
Join the National Steinbeck Center to celebrate its 33rd Annual Steinbeck Festival. The Festival Committee has declared “Home” as this year’s theme.
We will explore Steinbeck’s home – including Salinas, Cannery Row and the Pastures of Heaven. The Festival will feature talks, tours, films, food and the visual and performing arts.
The 33rd Annual Steinbeck Festival is Old Home Week for Steinbeck lovers from across the world and down the street.
“Houses and children and graves, that's home, Tom. Those are the things that hold a man down,” said Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath.
John Steinbeck was born, raised and buried in the town of Salinas, California that is now home to the National Steinbeck Center. This home was a constant inspiration to him throughout his career as a writer and was the setting for many of his books and short stories.
In 2013, the National Steinbeck Center invites people from around the world to our home for the 33rd Steinbeck Festival for a glimpse into the unique place that so inspired John Steinbeck, but will further consider the concept of home.
This is a great opportunity for all to celebrate the communities of Salinas and beyond. The 2013 Steinbeck Festival highlights those stories that can turn a row of houses into a Home.
MEET ONE OF OUR SPECIAL SPEAKERS, OCTAVIO SOLIS
Author of over 20 plays, Octavio Solis is considered by many to be one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. With works that both draw on and transcend the Mexican-American experience, he is a writer and director whose style defies formula, examining the darkness, magic and humor of humanity with brutal honesty and characteristic intensity. His imaginative and ever-evolving work continues to cross cultural and aesthetic boundaries, solidifying him as one of the great playwrights of our time.
2013 INTERNATIONAL STEINBECK CONFERENCE
If you would like to purchase tickets for the Steinbeck Festival, and you are an attendee of the 2013 International Steinbeck Conference at San Jose State University, please contact Phillip Saldana at (831) 775-4721.
Steinbeck Festival 2013 Sponsors
The Western Stage J. Lohr
Monterey County Parks Dept.