The National Steinbeck Center will have its 29th Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, CA, August 6-9, 2009. The theme this year is Legends, Myth and Magic. The Festival features workshops, a film festival, an evening under Castle Rock (where Steinbeck was first inspired as a child), an Arthurian-themed Feast and special guest, New York Times #1 Bestselling author, Christopher Paolini, author of "Eragon" and who wrote the forward to Steinbeck's "The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights". Visit www.steinbeck.org/Festival.html for more information. Hope to see you at the Festival!