Save John Steinbeck's Home

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John Steinbeck, one of the United States and the world's greatest writers, won the Nobel Prize in 1962 while he was living in Sag Harbor, NY.  His modest home and writing studio is now for sale.  If any property in Sag Harbor and on the East End needs to be preserved, it's Steinbeck's home.

Steinbeck wrote "The Winter of Our Discontent" about a fictional bay side community (very much like Sag Harbor) in his writing studio, Joyous Garde. Unlike a lot of writers in the village who keep anonymous, Steinbeck immersed himself in the community. He started the modern day Whalers' Festival, was a familar face up & down Main Street,  and a friend to many.

Communities around the country have honored their great writers and preserved their homesteads:  Emily Dickinson in Amherst, Ernest Hemingway in Key West, Langston Hughes in NYC, Herman Melville in Pittsfield, MA and many more.

Sag Harbor, along with town, county, state, &/or federal assistance MUST preserve this jewel in its literary crown. How many communities have had a Nobel Prize-winning author living in and integral to their life?

We are asking you to show your support for immediate action to explore preserving Steinbeck's Sag Harbor home, creating a writer-in-residence program, and/or safeguarding Joyous Garde for posterity.  Please note, that any contribution on this page only goes to promoting the petition distribution and not to these exploration efforts. More info on that front soon. Anyone interested in joining the cause please be in touch  Thank you.

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