The 38th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 29 to August 3 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 Camille T. Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Jane Mead, and Carl Phillips; and fiction writers Lan Samantha Chang, Lauren Gross, Mat Johnson, and Howard Norman. The cost of the conference is $1,025, which includes daily breakfast and lunch, two dinners, and wine tastings. Lodging is available at nearby hotels for discounted rates. Limited financial aid is available. Submit five poems or 10 to 15 pages of fiction, a brief personal statement, and a $25 application fee by April 2. Registration is first come, first served. 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.