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, 35% of the conference’s operating budget comes from donations from individuals and institutions. Their contributions make allow us to bring students and some of the best contemporary writers to the Napa Valley community.

In addition, these contributions help us 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.

Donate Online

You may make a direct donation online right here.


Donate Via Postal Mail

Checks should be made payable to NVC – DAS, with Napa Valley Writers’ Conference on the memo line.

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

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

Other ways to support the conference:


2016-2017 Conference Supporters

July 1, 2016 – July 15, 2017:

Sustaining Sponsors ($1,000 or More)
Alan and Irene Adler
Martha and Bruce Atwater
Roy and Janice Beaman
Anne and Greg Evans
Jacqueline Jackson
Denise Rosselli
Napa Valley WritersPatrons ($250-999)

Community Projects, Inc.
Francis and Eleanor Coppola
David Graves in memory of Dick Ward
Dwight Hilson
Edwina Leggett
James E. Lies
Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Co.
University of Iowa – Iowa Writers’ Workshop
Barbara and Donald Niemann
Dalfred Ross and Linda Lucas
Joy Sisisky
Allie Timar
John and Beclee Wilson
Helen Zell Creative Writing Program – University of Michigan


Friends (Up to $249)

Churchill Manor
Hung Fam
Dean Genes
Kathleen Gilbert
Gott’s Partners LP
Gary Grace
Joel Katz
Daphne Larkin
Bonnie Long
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDermott
Kirsten Mickelwait
Jacqueline Simon
Mary Stone
David Wolf
Ronald Young


Wine & Beer Donors

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Reading Venue Hosts