Literary Events

Outdoor reading at the Napa Valley Writers' ConferenceThe conference offers book-lovers and writers in the Napa Valley and North San Francisco Bay Area a wonderful opportunity to hear readings and lectures by world-class authors of poetry and fiction.

Check back in the spring of 2017 for the lineup of public events for the conference week, July 23-28. Meantime, you may peruse our list of past readings and lectures:

 

Past Readings, Lectures, and Speakers

2016
Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Major Jackson, Brian Teare, Charles Baxter, Ron Carlson, Lan Samantha Chang, Yiyun Li

2015
Jane Hirshfield, D.A. Powell, Arthur Sze, Mary Szybist, Robert Boswell, Lan Samantha Chang, Michelle Huneven, Antonya Nelson

2014
Kazim Ali, Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Brian Teare, Michael Byers, Lan Samantha Chang, Ayana Mathis, Justin Torres

2014 – March
Symposium: “Writing Toward a Sustainable Community” with George Packer

2013
Camille Dungy, Linda Gregerson, Jane Hirshfield, Major Jackson, Lan Samantha Chang, Peter Ho Davies, Yiyun Li, Christopher Tilghman

2012
Eavan Boland, Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman, Arthur Sze, Kevin Brockmeier, Ron Carlson, Lan Samantha Chang, Tayari Jones

2011
Jane Hirshfield, Major Jackson, D. A. Powell, David St. John, Daniel Alarcón, Lan Samantha Chang, Adam Haslett, Michelle Huneven

2010
Michael Byers, Ron Carlson, Lan Samantha Chang, Curtis Sittenfeld, Brenda Hillman, Major Jackson, Arthur Sze, C.D. Wright

2009
Elizabeth Alexander, Carl Dennis, Jane Hirshfield, David St. John, Robert Boswell, Peter Ho Davies, Antonya Nelson, ZZ Packer

2008
Ron Carlson, Lan Samantha Chang, Ehud Havazalet, Ann Packer, Mark Doty, Nick Flynn, Brenda Hillman, Claudia Rankine, Paul Lisicky

2007
Dan Chaon, Laura Kasischke, Antonya Nelson, Christopher Tilghman, Elizabeth Alexander, Stephen Dunn, Jane Hirshfield, David St. John, Robert Boswell