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 sponsored and hosted by Napa Valley College.

2014 Writers’ Conference: July 27 – August 1

Faculty collage nvwc 2014


The public readings and lectures schedule has been posted for the 2014 conference. Visit the Readings & Lectures page for all the details.

The events will feature our stellar 2014 faculty:

  • In poetry, Kazim Ali, Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman and Brian Teare
  • In fiction, Michael Byers, Lan Samanthan Chang, Ayana Mathis and Justin Torres

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Fall alumni update: renown from near and far

White Sheets by conference alumna Beverly Bie BrahicConference alumni have been as busy as ever since our last alumni update in January — earning plaudits and publication around the world. A conference poet was a finalist for the United Kingdom’s top poetry prize with a collection 2012 faculty member Eavan Boland called “a book of craft, music and a collected vision of life that provides pleasure on every page.” Meantime, a recent fiction attendee has won the Iowa Review Award, and a poetry participant has published a remembrance of Pulitzer Prize winner and mentor Philip Levine.

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