Literary Events

The 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 2019 for a full schedule of summer events.


Past Readings, Lectures, and Speakers

Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Jane Mead, Carl Phillips, Lan Samantha Chang, Lauren Groff, Mat Johnson, Howard Norman

Eavan Boland, Jane Hirshfield, Ada Limón, Matthew Zapruder, Lan Samantha Chang, Peter Ho Davies, Daniel Orozco, ZZ Packer

2017 – April
A Celebration of Poetry Featuring Dana Gioia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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