Thursday, December 31, 2015

35th Steinbeck Festival May 6 – 8, 2016. Speakers, tours, authors, musicians & an Old Town Salinas Craft Beer Festival on Saturday

“From Salinas to Sea of Cortez: Steinbeck on Land and Sea”

Salinas, CA, December 31, 2015 – The 35th annual Steinbeck Festival takes place May 6 – 8, 2016 at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. This year’s festival features speakers, tours, musicians throughout the weekend, with a craft beer Festival on Saturday and an educators' panel on Sunday. The theme is "From Salinas to Sea of Cortez: Steinbeck on Land and Sea," honoring the 75th anniversary of Sea of Cortez, published in 1941.

Tickets will be on sale January 30th at, or by calling the National Steinbeck Center store at 831-775-4721. Click the Festival link on the homepage for more information.

Highlights for the 2015 festival include:

Speakers: Robert DeMott, "Steinbeck on Fishing"; William Souder on writing biographies; Sergio Chavez on braceros in the Tijuana/San Diego borderlands; John Gregg on restoring the purse seiner, "The Western Flyer"--and more!

Tours: The Red Pony Ranch, Salinas Valley fields, Wine tour along River Road, Monterey Bay, and Ed Ricketts's Lab on Cannery Row.

Events: Craft beer festival on Saturday in Old Town Salinas and education workshops on Sunday--integrating local history into the curriculum, Steinbeck and gaming, and integrating literature and science.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

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