Christopher Paolini will be a special guest at the 29th Steinbeck Festival, which honors another of America’s great writers, John Steinbeck. The Steinbeck Festival will take place August 6-9, 2009 at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas California. This year’s theme is “Legends, Myth and Magic” with a focus on the Arthurian Legend, which both Paolini and Steinbeck have had lifelong fascinations. For more information about the many tours, films, literary, visual and performing arts events, and the other enchanting activities offered at this year’s Steinbeck Festival, or to purchase tickets, please call (831) 775-4721 or visit www.steinbeck.org. If you’re attending this festival, let us know in the comments or via the feedback form!