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Napa Valley Writer's Conference

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Since 1981, the Napa Valley Writers' Conference has provided an opportunity for fellowship and serious work with a focus on craft amidst the hills and vineyards that have made the region famous.

35th Napa Valley Writers’ Conference – July 26-31, 2015


We’re celebrating our 35th anniversary year with a stellar faculty featuring a number of seasoned Napa veterans.

  • Fiction: Robert Boswell, Lan Samantha Chang, Michelle Huneven, Antonya Nelson
  • Poetry: Jane Hirshfield, D.A. Powell, Arthur Sze, Mary Szybist

The online application form is now live! We invite you to read up on the process (updated for 2015!), learn about financial assistance , and submit your application.

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