The Steinbeck Youth Institute engages students to the literary and physical landscapes captured in the works of California’s most revered writer, John Steinbeck
View program highlights for 2019 – 2020 academic year.
Find videos and links to articles and sites related to Steinbeck’s life and work.
The journal The Hour of the Pearl is a collection of academic papers and creative work.
Living in California is a great opportunity to study Steinbeck because he talks about ethnic diversity and the landscapes of California. I think as a writer, he’s a good way to learn about the history of California and the people that lived here.
As a faculty member of the NEH Steinbeck Institute for educators, I am so excited to finally be able to create this experience for a group of high school students ready to conduct focused research and field work related to the ecological, agrarian, historical, communal, artistic, and cultural issues found in John Steinbeck’s works.