The 2019 Steinbeck Festival is a literary celebration of John Steinbeck's enduring legacy. The Steinbeck Festival has taken place for the last 38 years in and around Salinas. The Festival is a dynamic, spirited, and challenging exploration through talks, films, workshops, performances, and exhibits. It is open to the public and intended to instruct, entertain, and connect like-minded Steinbeck lovers and newbies. The 2019 Steinbeck Festival, "In Search of America" revisits John Steinbeck's 1962 book, Travels with Charley and invites participants to reflect on American culture and identity.