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Cannery Row Day Finale: Why Read Cannery Row in 2020?

Cannery Row Day Finale: Why Read Cannery Row in 2020?

This year is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Steinbeck’s masterpiece, Cannery Row. This little novel, written immediately after Steinbeck returned from working as a journalist overseas during World War II, captures life in 1930s Monterey as well as the ecological vision of Steinbeck and his friend Edward F. Ricketts. Cannery Row celebrates community; Steinbeck’s model was the intertidal.

Bill Souder: “Cannery Row and the Frog Hunt:
• Video of Nancy Ricketts in celebration of her memoir, Becoming Myself
• Don Kohrs: “Finding Ed Ricketts”
• Tim Thomas: By the Light of the Fire: Fishing Squid on Monterey Bay
• John Straley and Katie Rodger, Ricketts Today
• Tim Thomas discussing film on Japanese return to Monterey after World War II, “Enduring Democracy”


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We acknowledge and appreciate the sponsors of Cannery Row Days: A Novel Celebration:

City of Monterey, Monterey Public Library, Cannery Row Company, Cannery Row Foundation, Western Flyer Association


With special appreciation to Susan Shillinglaw who graciously led the ship crew: Greg Caillet, Dennis Copeland, Tim Thomas, and Inga Waite.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
1:30pm - 5:00pm
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