Readings & Lectures (2014)

Here is the lineup of readings and lectures for the 2014 conference:

Reading Schedule

Sunday, 27 July 2014
Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena

Reading at 7:30 p.m.

  • Brian Teare
  • Justin Torres

Monday, 28 July 2014
Silverado Vineyards, 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa
Wine reception at 7:o0 p.m., reading at 7:30

  • Camille Dungy
  • Lan Samantha Chang

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Beringer Vineyards, 2000 Main St., St. Helena
Wine reception at 7:00 p.m., reading at 7:30

  • Brenda Hillman
  • Michael Byers

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College Main Campus, Napa
Wine reception at 6:30 p.m., reading at 7

  • Kazim Ali
  • Ayana Mathis


Lecture Schedule

All lectures took place at the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena.

Monday, 28 July 2014

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Brenda Hillman: “Writing Courage”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Michael Byers: “Uncertainty, Point of  View, and the Case of the Bad Bully”

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Kazim Ali: “Ecstatic Ardor in the Collaboral Arbor: Labial Labor and Cunning
    Lingualism in Sappho’s Gymnasium”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Ayana Mathis:  “Against Despair”

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Brian Teare: “This Condensery: The Craft of the Short Poem”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m. — Lan Samantha Chang: “A Glimpse of Someone We Once Knew”

Thursday, 31 July 2014

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Camille Dungy: “The Words that Build the Poem Build the Walls”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Justin Torres: “Close to the Bone: Creating Fiction from Personal Experience”
  • Participant Reading — 2:45-4:15 p.m. (Free and open to the public)