Intimate writing workshops with a focus on craft
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 conference in July. This was to be the conference’s 40th anniversary, and we will look forward to celebrating that milestone in 2021 with our valued staff, faculty, participants, and local community partners.
St. Helena, CA
Since 1981, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference has provided literary fellowship and a craft-focused experience among the foothills and vineyards that have made this region famous.
- 2021 faculty announced
- 2021 applications open
- 40th anniversary conference – workshops, lectures & readings
“The spirit of Napa is one of generosity and support, with little focus given to professionalization, which often kills inspiration. I keep coming back to the conference each year because I want to turn my attention entirely to the study and to the creation of poetry, and unlike so many other conferences, Napa stands for that.”
“The conference fosters an amazing literary community, and I’m still in touch with classmates from our workshop. I deeply appreciate how my time at the conference shaped my development as a writer.”
“The support I received from everyone, teacher, students, staff, was the wind I needed to believe my words could fly. In a very literal way, the time and space provided by the conference helped me plant the seeds to what would become a book seven years later.”