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About the National Steinbeck Center

Drawing from the works of John Steinbeck, The National Steinbeck Center is dedicated to Steinbeck’s creative legacy: to participate, to inspire, to educate, and to understand one another.

National Steinbeck Center's
Annual Academic Conference

John Steinbeck and East of Eden

The National Steinbeck Center is one of the largest literary museums dedicated to appreciating the life and works of John Steinbeck. As we approach the 70th anniversary of his seminal novel, East of Eden, we will be hosting an academic conference to share various perspectives and research analyzing the novel’s place in today’s world.

This conference will feature short lectures and panel discussions from literary scholars and graduate students. The panels will cover the relation of Steinbeck’s work to the 21st century, agriculture, and the legacy of East of Eden. We invite you to experience and join these illuminating conversations on one of the most important authors of the 20th century.

Register Here

When: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM (optional catered breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM)

Where: National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901


Registration Fees

In-person attendance:  $100 General, $25 Student (ID Verification required)

Virtual attendance: $50 General, $10 Student 

Mask Mandate: June 29th

Please note that the National Steinbeck Center is within a building owned by California State Monterey Bay (CSUMB). As such, we are required to follow the safety regulations dictated by the CSUMB President and risk management department.

They have declared that masks must be worn inside the building until further notice.

We understand that this is contrary to both Federal and State mandates so we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This policy is not due our National Steinbeck Center staff, so we ask that you understand our position.

We ask that you follow the request to wear masks inside.

Thank you,

Steve Emerson


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