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

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Applications are now open for the 2014 conference using our new online form. The application link and complete guidelines are available on our Apply page. You may also consult information about financial assistance and our frequently asked questions about the application process.

The 2014 faculty lineup:

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

You may read faculty profiles on our blog. And for up-to-the-minute news, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to email updates using the form at right.

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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