Steinbeck Center, JACL Present ‘History Slam’ April 29

Salinas, CA – The National Steinbeck Center and the Japanese American Citizen League are proud to announce a “History Slam” exploring Monterey County history on April 29, 2018, 10 AM- 4PM at the Japanese American Citizen League Hall in Monterey.

The History Slam will kick off the annual Steinbeck Festival, the following weekend, “The Women of Steinbeck’s World.”

Like a poetry slam, a “History Slam” engages a wide variety of voices and approaches. Each presentation will be 10-15 minutes, and each will focus on a vivid moment, theme or personage in Monterey County history. Six categories have been announced: women, agriculture, fishing, culture, bandits, and science. Please submit proposals by April 10 or before to<>.

At the end of the “slam,” judges will award cash prizes to the best, most creative, and informative presentations.

National Steinbeck Center Director Susan Shillinglaw notes that “This History Slam was inspired by Tim Thomas’s enthusiasm for local history. We hope to attract enthusiastic historians of all ages and audiences who want to hear more about colorful pieces of Monterey County history.”

The National Steinbeck Center is currently accepting submissions for the “History Slam.” The deadline to submit presentations is April 10, 2018. To submit a presentation, please email or call 831-775-4721 for more information.


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