INTIMATE WRITING WORKSHOPS WITH A FOCUS ON CRAFT
READINGS AND CRAFT TALKS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
July 30 – August 4, 2023, at the Napa campus of Napa Valley College
APPLICATIONS to the 2023 conference are now closed.
The 2023 conference will be held in-person at Napa Valley College in Napa, CA.
2023 SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS
Victoria Chang – Brenda Hillman – Ilya Kaminsky – Carl Phillips
Lan Samantha Chang – Katie Crouch – Peter Orner – Crystal Wilkinson
Poetry Special Guests
Caroline Goodwin & Katie Farris
Since 1981, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference has provided literary fellowship and a craft-focused experience among the foothills and vineyards that have made this region famous.
2023 Faculty Spotlight: Ilya Kaminsky
Ilya Kaminsky is the author of the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019), a finalist for the 2019 National Book [...]
2023 Faculty Spotlight: Robert Hass
Robert Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He has published many books of [...]
2023 Faculty Spotlight: Crystal Wilkinson
Crystal Wilkinson, a recent fellowship recipient of the Academy of American Poets, is Kentucky’s Poet Laureate. She is the award-winning [...]
July 30 – August 4, 2023:
- 42st-anniversary conference – workshops, lectures & readings
“The spirit of Napa is one of generosity and support, with little focus given to professionalization, which often kills inspiration. I keep coming back to the conference each year because I want to turn my attention entirely to the study and to the creation of poetry, and unlike so many other conferences, Napa stands for that.”
“The conference fosters an amazing literary community, and I’m still in touch with classmates from our workshop. I deeply appreciate how my time at the conference shaped my development as a writer.”
“The support I received from everyone, teacher, students, staff, was the wind I needed to believe my words could fly. In a very literal way, the time and space provided by the conference helped me plant the seeds to what would become a book seven years later.”