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Institute 2020

"Cannery Ros is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps." -- Cannery RowNOTE: TO BE UPDATED FOR UPCOMING 2020 INSTITUTE

Welcome to the website for John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist, a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute for teachers. We recommend beginning with the Dear Colleague letter, which provides an overview of the entire institute. (The link to the NEH Cover Letter for applying is located here: Please also browse the site for specifics on institute workshops, presenters, and housing in Monterey.

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

2018 Institute Calendar          NEH Application Information & Instructions

Participant Bios: 20072009, 201120132016, 2018