The competition

Naturally, I want you to consider attending the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference from Sunday, July 27, to Friday, August 1, 2008.  Brenda Hillman, Mark Doty, Nick Flynn, and Claudia Rankine will be teaching our poetry workshops, and in fiction we have Ron Carlson, Lan Samantha Chang, Ehud Havazelet, and Ann Packer.  But if you can’t make those dates, the beautiful state of California offers three other writers’ conferences of interest to poets around the same time:

Summer Poetry in Idyllwild happens July 15-21, 2008 in Idyllwild, CA.

The 2008 Squaw Valley Poetry Workshops will take place July 19-26, 2008 in Squaw Valley, near Reno/Lake Tahoe, CA.

The 2008 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference will take place July 31-August 3 at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, CA. 

But you should come to Napa anyway.  For a glimpse of why, have a look at this post by one of our participants (2005 and 2007), Hari Bhajan.  (Thank you, Hari–the photographs bring back happy memories.)

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