Since 1981, the Napa Valley Writers' Conference has provided an opportunity for fellowship and serious work with a focus on craft amidst the hills and vineyards that have made the region famous. The conference is a project of Napa Valley College.

The 35th Napa Valley Writers’ Conference is a wrap!

2015 NVWC Faculty

Thanks to our participants, faculty and staff for a stellar 2015 conference. To reminisce, visit our Facebook photo album. To receive notifications for the 2016 conference, sign up for email updates using the form at right.

John Leggett / November 11, 1917 – January 25, 2015

Jack Leggett at the Napa Valley Writers' Conference

Jack loved to tell the story of meeting Dave Evans at the Napa Post Office in 1987, manuscripts in hand, ready to send to publishers. Dave was a poet and teacher at Napa Valley College, and he had recently founded the Napa Valley Poetry Conference. Jack himself had recently retired to Napa after serving as the Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for eighteen years. Before leaving the Post Office that day, these two gregarious and forwarding-thinking men agreed to add a week of fiction to the poetry conference and to run it together.