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NSC Fall Events 2020

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NSC Fall Events 2020

October 8 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

Join us this Fall for the National Steinbeck Center’s premier global virtual events. You can join us from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone as we continue to deliver impactful programming exploring the condition of humanity and our common dignity and welfare through convening and facilitating global conversations around relevant topics, inviting exploration of ideas and respect for all perspectives to contribute in the discussion.
REGISTER TODAY FOR THESE FREE WEBCAST EVENTS at the links below. If you should have any questions, please email for more information.
Inspired Talks – Michael Hemp
Join us for the launch of our new Inspired Talk Series featuring this month Michael Kenneth Hemp. Cannery Row’s historian illustrates the unseen Cannery Row that inspired John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row,” Thursday, October at 4:00 p.m. PST.
Book Launch – William Souder
Join us on Wednesday, October 21 for the long-awaited Book Launch of the first full-length biography of John Steinbeck to appear in a quarter-century, MAD AT THE WORLD: A Life of John Steinbeck by William Souder. Read more...

Inspired Talk – Dan Linehan
Partnering with Downtown Book & Sound, local writer and environmentalist Dan Linehan presents his multimedia serial book series “The Princess of the Bottom of the World” [virtually], Saturday, October 24th at 2PM PDT. Read more
Steinbeck Conversation Series
Join us on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 4:00pm PST for the premier Steinbeck Conversations: “Getting History Right.” These conversation series will held quarterly with academics, authors and interested parties on the relevant issues of the day centered around Steinbeck’s wish “to get history right” with his writing. Each of these events will be virtual until it is possible to hold live events. Read more…
From Farms to Incubators’ Exhibition honors women who merge ag and tech to solve modern problem. Virtual Multimedia exhibition premiers Nov 12th.
Special Exhibition – Nov 12th
A new special exhibition at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas lifts up stories of these innovators to help inspire and encourage young women to consider careers in Agtech. “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators in California Agtech” uses multimedia and digital storytelling – including video, documentary, and still photography – to honor these groundbreaking pioneers. The exhibition is the brainchild of Amy Wu, an award-winning journalist for women’s ag and Agtech movement and the creator of “From Farms to Incubators.” Read more…