Napa Valley Writers' Conference

St. Helena, California, United States

Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2014


Apply by April 1

PHONE: 707-967-2900 ext. 4

The Napa Valley Writers' Conference is heading into its 34th year as one of the nation's most prestigious summer writing programs. Since its beginning as an informal summer gathering of writers, the conference has remained a place to convene for fellowship, serious work with a focus on craft, and a week spent beside the hills and vineyards that have made the Napa Valley famous.

At a time when more attention is being paid to commercialism and marketing in the field of literature, the NVWC has maintained its emphases on process and craft, featuring a faculty as renowned for the quality of their teaching as their work. It has also remained small and personal, fostering an unusual rapport between faculty writers and conference participants, who find the Napa Valley experience both nurturing and challenging. This conference is suited to writers who have already some training, but we also encourage beginners to apply.


Featured Writers Include:

Poetry: Kazim Ali, Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Brian Teare

Fiction: Michael Byers, Lan Samantha Chang, Ayana Mathis, Justin Torres


Poetry, Fiction


Napa Valley College
Upper Valley Campus
1088 College Avenue
St. Helena
California, United States

Napa Valley Writers' Conference

Since 1981, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference has given emerging and established writers the opportunity to convene for fellowship and serious work with a focus on craft. The conference is hosted and sponsored by Napa Valley College. Faculty members have included Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners and U.S. Poets Laureate. Visit and follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter @napawriters.