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Teaser | The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Journey

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Beginning Oct. 4, three esteemed, award-winning artists -- playwright Octavio Solis, visual artist Patricia Wakida and filmmaker P.J. Palmer -- will join the National Steinbeck Center to retrace the journey that The Grapes of Wrath's Joad family took along America's Route 66. The artists and the center will travel through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, just as the Joads did at the height of the Dust Bowl—toward California and their hopes of a better life. The artists will be blogging throughout the Journey at www.GrapesofWrath75.org. They will invite public collaboration and feedback through multiple social media channels. This entire trip will be documented and shared as part of the 75th Anniversary celebration in 2014. In a special collaboration with Penguin Group (USA), the uniquely designed Penguin Book Truck and Penguin Pushcart will be travelling with the National Steinbeck Center. Our partners at Penguin will be stopping at selected locations to sell Steinbeck titles. To stay up-to-date on this journey and to follow us when we are on the road in October, visit us at www.steinbeck.org.