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.

A Celebration of Poetry – April 15, 2017

Dana Gioia

Join California poet laureate Dana Gioia, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Bay Area authors for a celebration of California poetry Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. In honor of National Poetry Month, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will host an evening of readings and discussion of the role of poetry in our communities.

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

2017 faculty collage

Applications are now open for the 2017 conference! Our faculty:

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

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