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The 35th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 26 to July 31 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry and fiction, craft lectures, panels, and evening readings with wine receptions at venues around Napa Valley. The faculty includes 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 is $975, which includes daily breakfast and lunch, two dinners, and wine tastings. Financial aid and housing placements are available; lodging is also available at nearby hotels for discounted rates. Submit five poems or 10 to 15 pages of fiction, a brief personal statement, and a $25 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; the deadline to apply for financial aid is March 16. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley College, 1088 College Avenue, St. Helena, CA 95474. (707) 967-2903, ext. 4.