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.

Donate Online

New! December 2016 – 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:


2015-2016 Conference Supporters

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016:

Sustaining Sponsors ($900 or More)
Anne and Greg Evans
Helen Zell Creative Writing Program, University of Michigan
Prospect Creek Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Atwater
Denise Rosselli 

Patrons ($250-899)
Alan and Irene Adler
Roy and Janice Beaman
Edwina Leggett
James E. Lies
Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Co.
University of Iowa – Iowa Writers’ Workshop
John and Beclee Wilson


Friends (Up to $249)
Jennifer Carson
Churchill Manor
Gott’s Partners LP
Daphne Larkin
Bonnie Long
Richard and Katherine Lorr
Paul Maisano
Markham Vineyards
Thomas McDermott
Kirsten Mickelwait
George and Crystal Ockenfuss
Bernhold and Yoli Rankenburg
Mary Shea
Monica Sok
Karen Stern
John Stuart
Anne Teller
Gregory and Patricia Williams
Robert Wolfkill


Wine & Beer Donors

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Reading Venue Hosts



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