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Stand Up for Heroes, one of New York’s most anticipated nights of hope, healing and laughter, is slated to make its West Coast debut in San Francisco on Thursday, May 17, 8:00 PM, at The Masonic, featuring extraordinary live comedy performances by Bill Burr, Jeff Ross and special guests. Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the event will raise funds for programs benefiting wounded veterans while honoring those that have served their country. Tickets range from $55-99 and are available at https://t.co/cFUsFIJ7a6. To learn more about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, visit www.BobWoodruffFoundation.org.

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.

The Spring Reading of the 2017-2018 Steinbeck Fellows will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7pm in the Center for Steinbeck Studies (MLK Library 5th Floor). Fellows Dinika Amaral, Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark, and Shruti Swami will read from new work and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public. Download flyer.


New books by Steinbeck Fellows:
Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (poetry) by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Sundress Publications, 2016
Deceit and Other Possibilities (fiction) by Vanessa Hua, Willow Publishing, 2016
Under the Stars: How America Fell in Love with Camping (nonfiction) by Dan White, Henry Holt, 2016
Man and Wife (fiction) by Katie Chase, A Strange Object, 2016

The story "The Letician Age" by Yalitza Ferreras appears in Best American Short Stories 2016
The story "The Thomas Cantor" by Sara Houghteling has won the 2016 Narrative Prize

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