Participants discuss writing at a Napa Valley Writers' Conference event

The Napa Valley Writers’ Conference is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, operated under the aegis of the Napa Valley College District Auxiliary Services Foundation. The conference is a project of Napa Valley College.

Currently, 20% of the conference’s operating budget comes from donations from individuals and institutions. Their contributions make possible grants to bring students, and stipends to bring some of the best contemporary writers to the Napa Valley community.

In addition to bringing together developing writers and gifted faculty in our workshops, we are proud to host public readings and lectures at Napa Valley College and local wineries, where members of the entire Napa community gain the opportunity to hear and meet some of the best contemporary writers in America.

If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Anne Evans, program director, or send checks payable to NVC – DAS.  Please include Napa Valley Writers’ Conference on the memo line.

Separate checks are necessary for donations.  Please do not include a donation in the same check as a  conference fee payment.

Donations can be mailed to:

Napa Valley College – DAS
c/o Office of Institutional Advancement
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558

Other ways to support the conference:


2014 Conference Supporters

As of July 1, 2014:

Sustaining Sponsors ($900-2,000)
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Atwater
Anne & Greg Evans
Helen Zell Creative Writing Program, University of Michigan
Edwina & John Leggett
Denise Rosselli & Bernadette di Filippis

Patrons ($250-899)
Alan & Irene Adler
California Writers’ Club – Napa Valley Writers
Francis & Eleanor Coppola
Moira & Lee Block
The Doctors Company
Institute of American Indian Arts
Jackie Jackson
James E. Lies
Peter & Willinda McCrea
Herb & Linda McGrew
Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Co.
Don & Barbara Niemann
Readers’ Books of Sonoma
Saintsbury Winery
Shafer Vineyards
Karen Walsh
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop
John & Beclee Wilson

Friends ($20-$249)
Roy & Janice Beaman
Churchill Manor
Henrietta Cohen
Jay Brecker & Eileen Cowin
E&J Gallo Winery
Lissa Gibbs
Gott’s Roadside
Kathleen Gilbert
Mr. & Mrs. John Glaser
Suzanne Jeschke
Daphne Larkin & Chuck O’Rear
Melanie & Peter Maier
David & Cathy Marsten
Thomas & Helen McDermott
Kirsten Mickelwait
Tom Prescott
Jacqueline Simon
Mary Stone
Richard & Carolyn Szatkowski
Lynne Thompson

Winery Donors & Reading Hosts

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