The 2022 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 24 to July 29 on the main campus of Napa Valley College in Napa, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft talks and evening readings. The faculty includes poets Jane Hirshfield and Major Jackson, fiction writers Lan Samantha Chang and ZZ Packer, and translator Forrest Gander. The cost of the conference is $1,100, which includes tuition, daily breakfast and lunch, two dinners, and wine tastings. Lodging is available at nearby hotels. Limited financial aid is available. Writers submitted five poems, 10 to 15 pages of fiction, or a translation of up to three poems or 1,500 words of prose; a brief personal statement; and a $25 application fee by April 15. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue; accessible doorways and pathways, with ramp access; accessible restrooms; accessible parking; and signage in Braille. Contact Napa Valley College’s disability coordinator at (707) 256-7234 for additional accessibility details.
Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley College, Office 1753, 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558. (707) 256-7417.