The SYI’s ultimate goal is to produce a yearly literary journal that showcases a variety of voices and perspectives. The journal (The Hour of the Pearl) continues to be a collection of academic papers and creative work (photography, poetry, short fiction, etc.), with submissions by members of the Steinbeck Youth Institute and outside writers/scholars/artists. 

The Hour of The Pearl Volumes

Latest Publications:

Upcoming Publications:

  • Volume III (Spring 2021) Jazz: An Ongoing Moment