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The Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies and Camino Arts have commissioned a new symphony inspired by El Camino Real, entitled "Camino Chronicles." Symphony Silicon Valley will premiere the work, by the Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz, during the 2020-2021 season. Read more.

Weds, May 1, 7:00pm
2018-2019 Steinbeck Fellows Katie M. FlynnKirin Khan, and Christine Vines will read from new work and answer questions from the audience. Reception to follow. 

Thurs, May 2, 10:30am
Biographer William Souder will deliver the keynote address of the 2019 International Steinbeck Conference. Souder's new biography of Steinbeck, Mad at the World, is scheduled for publication by W.W. Norton in 2020. His lecture is part of the exhibition "The Art of Biography," now on display in the MLK Library Special Collections gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

May 1-3, 2019: The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars will host "Steinbeck and the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Influence, and Impact," a conference in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library at San José State University. Read the full conference program and register to attend.

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