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Congratulations to Justin Bryant (MFA '17), former Graduate Student Assistant in the Steinbeck Center, on the publication of his short story "#twitterjumper" in Watershed Review.


Six new Steinbeck Fellows have been selected for the 2019-2020 academic year. Congratulations to Mushfig Babayev, Gabriela Garcia, Meron Hadero, Carrie R. Moore, Shabnam Nadiya, and Laura A. Zink. Read more.


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.


May 1-3, 2019: The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars hosted "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.


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