Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

Posted 2.4.10

St. Helena, CA
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The 35th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference was held from July 26 to July 31 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry and fiction, craft lectures, panels, and evening readings with wine receptions at venues around Napa Valley. The faculty included poets Jane Hirshfield, D. A. Powell, and Arthur Sze; and fiction writers Robert Boswell, Lan Samantha Chang, Michelle Huneven, and Antonya Nelson. The cost of the conference was $975, which included daily breakfast and lunch, two dinners, and wine tastings. Financial aid and housing placements were available; lodging was also available at nearby hotels for discounted rates. Writers submitted five poems or 10 to 15 pages of fiction, a brief personal statement, and a $25 application fee. Applications were accepted on a rolling basis; the deadline to apply for financial aid was March 16. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley College, 1088 College Avenue, St. Helena, CA 95474. (707) 967-2903, ext. 4.