2018 Public Literary Events

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference – 2018 Public Lectures and Readings

Evening Readings

Admission to evening readings was $20 and included a wine reception prior to the presentation. Students with ID were admitted for free, as were community housing hosts and conference participants.

Sunday, July 29 – Jane Mead and Mat Johnson
Reception at 7 p.m., reading at 7:30 p.m.
Upper Valley Campus, Napa Valley College, St. Helena | Map

Monday, July 30 – Camille Dungy and Howard Norman
Reception at 6 p.m., reading at 6:30 p.m.
Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena | Map

Tuesday, July 31 – Carl Phillips and Lauren Groff
Reception at 6 p.m., reading at 6:30 p.m.
Pine Ridge Vineyards, Napa | Map

Wednesday, August 1 – Brenda Hillman and Lan Samantha Chang
Reception at 6 p.m., reading at 6:30 p.m.
Robert Mondavi Winery, Yountville | Map

Thursday, August 2 – Student Participant Reading
Reading at 6:30 p.m. – FREE ADMISSION
Upper Valley Campus, Napa Valley College, St. Helena | Map

 

Pre-Reading Discussions with Caroline Goodwin

We were delighted to partner with the Saint Helena Public Library for the second year to co-host a free offering for the community. Bay Area poet Caroline Goodwin led a literary conversation about the poet and fiction writer who shared the stage at the evening’s reading.

Monday, July 30 – Wednesday, August 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Free admission
St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane, Saint Helena |  Map

Visit the St. Helena Library Web site for full details.

 

Craft Lectures

All lectures were held at the Upper Valley Campus of Napa Valley College in St. Helena (view map).

Admission to lectures was $25 apiece, $90 for a four-lecture series, or $175 for all eight lectures. Students with ID were admitted for $15 per lecture. Admission was free for conference participants and community housing hosts.

Monday, July 30

  • 9 a.m.: Poetry – Brenda Hillman
  • 1:30 p.m.: Fiction – Lan Samantha Chang

Tuesday, July 31

  • 9 a.m.: Poetry – Jane Mead
  • 1:30 p.m.: Fiction – Mat Johnson

Wednesday, August 1

  • 9 a.m.: Poetry – Camille Dungy
  • 1:30 p.m.: Fiction – Howard Norman

Thursday, August 2

  • 9 a.m.: Poetry – Carl Phillips
  • 1:30 p.m.: Fiction – Lauren Groff