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Institute 2022

"Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps." -- Cannery Row

Welcome to the website for "John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist," a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute for 4-12 teachers. Please begin with the Institute 2022 Overview, which clarifies important details abouit the institute.

For additional information, please contact Institute Coordinator Brett Navin,

We look forward to three weeks of discussion, education, and exploration.


Dr. Susan Shillinglaw and Dr. William Gilly
Co-Directors, Steinbeck Institute

2022 Application Information & Instructions