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 37th Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, July 23-28, 2017

2017 faculty collage

 

Join us during the conference for readings and lectures open to the public featuring our standout faculty, and a new free community class presented by the St. Helena Public Library. Our faculty authors:

  • In poetry – Eavan Boland, Jane Hirshfield, Ada Limón, and Matthew Zapruder
  • In fiction – Lan Samantha Chang, Peter Ho Davies, Daniel Orozco, and ZZ Packer

The lineup of events open to the public:

Sunday, July 23

  • 7 p.m.: Ada Limón and Daniel Orozco reading, NVC Upper Valley Campus

Monday, July 24

  • 9 a.m.: Jane Hirshfield poetry lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 1:30 p.m.: Lan Samantha Chang fiction lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 4:30 p.m.: Community class, St. Helena Public Library
  • 4-10 p.m.: “Dine and Donate,” Gott’s Roadside
  • 7 p.m.: Eavan Boland and ZZ Packer reading, Merryvale Vineyards

Tuesday, July 25

  • 9 a.m.: Matthew Zapruder poetry lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 1:30 p.m.: ZZ Packer fiction lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 4:30 p.m.: Community class, St. Helena Public Library
  • 6 p.m.: Jane Hirshfield and Peter Ho Davies reading, Robert Mondavi Winery

Wednesday, July 26

  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.: “Caffeinate and Donate,” Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company
  • 9 a.m.: Eavan Boland poetry lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 1:30 p.m.: Peter Ho Davies fiction lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 4:30 p.m.: Community class, St. Helena Public Library
  • 6 p.m.: Matthew Zapruder and Lan Samantha Chang reading, Pine Ridge Vineyards

Thursday, July 27

  • 9 a.m.: Ada Limón poetry lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 1:30 p.m.: Daniel Orozco fiction lecture, NVC Upper Valley Campus
  • 7:30 p.m.: Student participant reading, NVC Upper Valley Campus

 

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