During the conference week, book-lovers and writers in the Napa Valley and North San Francisco Bay Area have a wonderful opportunity to hear daily readings and lectures by world-class authors of poetry and fiction.

Click here for a full schedule of 2024 events and pricing.

Click here for a typical participant day schedule.

Members of the public are also invited to attend a free literary discussion series at the McCarthy Library on the Napa Campus with poet Caroline Goodwin, recently Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. These focus on the work of each evening’s faculty readers and are held 4:30-5:30, Monday-Wednesday before the weekday faculty readings. We also host a daily POETRY ENCOUNTER, where local community members can drop in at 10:30 each morning for an hour of fun poetry exercises led by special guests, faculty, and staff. Find details here.