The 32nd festival will honor Woodie Guthrie and has invited Valley of Shadows and Dreams to attend, too!!
2012 marks Guthrie’s centennial, and the Steinbeck Center will present an exhibition, “Woody Guthrie at One Hundred,” in cooperation with the Grammy Museum and the Woody Guthrie archives.
Guthrie’s daughter Nora Guthrie is scheduled to appear at the festival, which is organized around the theme “The Voice.” Others expected to appear include Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw and members of Ansel Adams’ family, who will discuss Yosemite National Park with author Peter T. Hoss. There will be a discussion of graphic novels and closing day — a free family day — will include bilingual events.
The 32nd Steinbeck Festival features several talks including “Steinbeck and Social Upheaval” by Susan Shillinglaw, “Working Class Voices and Steinbeck” by Persis Karim and many more. Panels to include topics in “The Power of Music,” “Making a Place Live: Yosemite in Writing, Art, and Music” and more.