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.


Susan Shillinglaw

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.

Pete Barraza