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NSC January 2021 Events Calendar

Join us this month 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.
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Inspired Talks: Dr. Richard Astro

Aside from three decades as a department chair, an arts and sciences dean and two stints as a university provost, Dr. Astro has written and/or edited books on John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and Bernard Malamud as well more than 30 articles on these and other 20th century American writers as well as on higher education administration. Join us on Thursday, January 7th at 4pm to find out more about Dr. Astro’s inspiration for a career in education and as an author.


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The Steinbeck Conversations: Getting History Right
Join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., his relationship with Steinbeck and his visit to the Central Coast on Wednesday, January 13th at 4pm PST.

Member’s Monday Live WebCast!
If you are a member be sure to look for your Member’s Monday email inviting you to register for our next Member’s Monday Live WebCast, on Monday, January 11th at 1pm, where we discuss Steinbeck and the novel The Moon is Down with our Archivist Lisa Josephs.
Not a member yet but want to enjoy interesting and entertaining content like this event? You can check out our levels of Membership, including our new Virtual Membership, here: