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Steinbeck Country United Festival – Scheduled Agenda

STEINBECK COUNTRY UNITED VIRTUAL GLOBAL FESTIVAL

SCHEDULED AGENDA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST

MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM           Matt Costa Headline Performance

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM           Zakiya Hooker featuring Ollan Christopher, original member from

……………………………………………………………………….Natural Four, Musical Performance

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM             Atta Boy Musical Performance

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM               “Entremeses” Performance from “Festival Internacional Cervantino”

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM               University of Guanajuato  Presentation: History of the University Theater

……………………………………………………………………….Group

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM               University of Guanajuato Presentation History of “Festival Internacional

……………………………………………………………………….Cervantino”

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM                JD King Musical Performance

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM           “Steinbeck, the West, and America” Presentation by Dr. David Wrobel

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM           “Steinbeck: Fact and Fiction” Presentation by Shelley Barton-Stroud

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM              Steinbeck Roundtable Discussion

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM               “John Steinbeck’s Roots: The Hamilton and the Steinbecks, Pioneers and

……………………………………………………………………….Farmers” Presentation by Donald Kohrs

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM                Steinbeck Educational Roundtable Discussion

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM                “Steinbeck’s Storied Artists” Presentation by Steve Hauk

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM                Steinbeck Live Bingo Party!

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND

MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM             “United Scenes of America: Travel Essays in the time of COVID-19” ……………………………………………………………………….Presentation by Bryan Starchman

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM            James Les Sage Presents: Monterey Peninsula Local Talent Variety ……………………………………………………………………….Hour

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM               “Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck” Presentation by Bill Souder

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM                  Oklahoma City Repertory Theater: Grapes of Wrath Documentary

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM                  Oklahoma City Repertory Theater Documentary Discussion

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM                  Oklahoma City Repertory Theater Panel Q&A

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM                  Rubicon Band Musical Performance

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM                  Steinbeck Country United Art Exhibition

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM           “The Log and Its Legacy: Steinbeck’s Most Influential Non-Fiction Work ……………………………………………………………………….on Its 80th Anniversary” Presentation by Members of National Geographic

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM            “Cannery Row: The Industrial Stage for John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row ……………………………………………………………………….Fiction” Presentation by Mike Hemp

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM              “From the Tidepools to the Stars: Ed Ricketts and Steinbeck’s Doc” ……………………………………………………………………….Presentation by Dr. Richard Astro

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM               “Cannery Row: Women, Work, Industrializing Monterey” Presentation ……………………………………………………………………….by Dr. Carol McKibben

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM               Literature of Resilience Panel Talk

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM               Cannery Row Roundtable Discussion

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM            “Steinbeck, his History and his Legacy” Roundtable Discussion*

*Rescheduled from Saturday, August 1st at 12pm