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Upcoming Readings in the Steinbeck Center 

Weds, November 28, 7:00pm
2018-2019 Steinbeck Fellows Laura Goode, Meng Jin, and Jill Logan will read from new work and answer questions from the audience. Reception to follow. See event poster.

Call for Papers: The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars has announced "Steinbeck and the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Influence, and Impact," a conference to be held May 1-3, 2019, in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library at San José State University. Submit a paper proposal.

Congratulations to 2015-2016 Steinbeck Fellow Gabriel Thompsonwhose article "After the Inferno, Undocumented Workers Find Themselves Without Federal Help," co-published by Capital & Main and Newsweek, won first prize in the Online Cultural News category at the 60th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, announced June 24, 2018.

Announcing the 2018-2019 Steinbeck Fellows

We are excited to welcome six Steinbeck Fellows to SJSU for the 2018-2019 academic year: Katie M. Flynn, Laura Goode, Meng Jin, Kirin Khan, Jill Logan, and Christine Vines. Read Their Bios.

Thank you to all who applied. The next application deadline is January 2, 2019.

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