Oakland to host Steinbeck festival

January 4, 2014 by  

The Steinbeck Festival will take place this spring near Oakland and will be a festive three day event. Various presenters, tours, performing arts and films will be featured. The festival attracts scholars, enthusiasts, and students from across the nation seeking more knowledge about the history of the Pulitzer prize winning author.

The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, just outside Oakland, California, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of “The Grapes of Wrath” throughout 2014. The entity will host the Steinbeck Festival, the major attraction. As Steinbeck was famed for telling stories of human ability to overcome desperate conditions and circumstances, the National Steinbeck Center will engage a national dialogue. The event will seek out American experiences today and how they can continue the legacy of Steinbeck.

The 2013 Journey from Oklahoma to Weedpatch Camp will feature the artist’ work along with the oral histories gathered throughout the travels at the 34th annual Steinbeck Festival.

The Steinbeck Festival will take place May 2-4. Sponsorships are available. Viking and Kirkpatrick Foundation are amongst the major sponsors. Other partners include OK State University Oral History Project, Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library, Oklahoma History Center, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo College, KACV, Amarillo Museum of Art, and Amarillo College amongst others.

Catalog printing is a frequent project for local print companies involved with preparing materials for festivals. The catalogs generally contain information about the event, the hosting entity, sponsors, advertisers, and participants. The catalogs serve as great keepsakes for attendees.

Visit the website for complete information about the Festival.