The 40th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from August 1 to August 6 on the main campus of Napa Valley College, in Napa, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft lectures, panels, and evening readings with wine receptions. The faculty includes poets Victoria Chang, Brenda Hillman, Brian Teare, and Matthew Zapruder; fiction writers Charles Baxter, Lan Samantha Chang, Joan Silber, and ZZ Packer; and poet and translator Robert Hass. 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. Submit five poems, 10 to 15 pages of fiction, or a translation of up to three poems; a brief personal statement; and a $25 application fee by May 3. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue; accessible doorways and pathways, with ramp access to a single-level event space; accessible restrooms; accessible parking; ASL interpretation upon request; 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, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558.