THE JOHN STEINBECK SYMPOSIUM
A Guide to Resources by Mrs. Marilyn Ortmann
John Steinbeck is one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. His writings, which span a period of almost four decades, reflect a variety of themes. To learn more about the works, the life, and the times of this prolific writer, click on the blue hyperlink in the following descriptions.
- Travel through
Steinbeck Country and visit the locations which served as inspirations for some of his greatest works.
- View Steinbeck's birthplace in Salinas, California and the various homes in which he lived.
- Read a brief
chronology of this author's life to learn more about him and his accomplishments.
- Consult the
list of books by Steinbeck to whet your appetite for further reading.
- Go to the
Steinbeck Research Center to learn more about one of the most important Steinbeck archives in the world.
- Learn more about Steinbeck's life, his role in World War II, and his Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Find out about
Steinbeck's Legacy as it is celebrated during the "Year of Steinbeck," an innovative multi ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to community and campus education.
- Gather information about Steinbeck's
Salinas Valley in California.
- Take a self-guided tour of John Steinbeck's Pacific Grove which features local sites relating to his life.