We’re delighted to partner with the St. Helena Public Library for a third year to present a free class spotlighting the conference’s fiction and poetry faculty.

Bay Area poet and teacher Caroline Goodwin will lead the classes, which will be held Monday, July 29, through Wednesday, July 31, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane, St. Helena.

Each session will focus on the two writers who will appear later that evening at literary readings open to the public.  Admission to the readings is $20, and includes a wine reception prior to the presentation. Admission is free for students with ID as well as conference participants and supporters.

About Caroline Goodwin

Caroline Goodwin was born and raised in Alaska and moved to California in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Her books are Trapline (2013), Peregrine (2015) and The Paper Tree (2017). From 2014 to 2016 she served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. She teaches at California College of the Arts and the Stanford Writers’ Studio.