Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

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The 2023 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference was held from July 30 to August 4 on the main campus of Napa Valley College in Napa, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft talks and evening readings. The faculty included poets Victoria Chang, Brenda Hillman, Ilya Kaminsky, and Carl Phillips; fiction writers Lan Samantha Chang, Katie Crouch, Peter Orner, and Crystal Wilkinson; and translator Robert Hass. The cost of the conference was $1,100, which included tuition, daily breakfast and lunch, two dinners, and wine tastings. Lodging was available at nearby hotels. Limited financial aid was available. Writers submitted five poems, 10 to 15 pages of fiction, or an English translation of up to three poems and a project statement; a brief personal statement; and a $25 application fee by April 17. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Accessibility accommodations included 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) 256-7345 for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley College, Office 1753, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558. (707) 256-7417.