Applications are now open for the 2012 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

We’re taking applications now for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, which will be held at the Upper Valley Campus of Napa Valley College in St. Helena, California, from Sunday, July 22, through Friday, July 27.  This is my tenth year directing the poetry programs, and I’ve met many wonderful writers, heard many stimulating readings and talks, and spent many happy days in Napa while doing so.  Our poetry faculty this year are longtime Conference friend, supporter, and all-around treasure Brenda Hillman; two poets who have taught with extraordinary distinction at the Conference in previous years, Forrest Gander and Arthur Sze; and, for the first time (and to my great delight), Eavan Boland.

In fiction, we welcome back Lan Samantha Chang and Ron Carlson, and greet for the first time Kevin Brockmeier and Tayari Jones.

It’s going to be an amazing six days.  All you need to know is here, but you are welcome to email me with any questions.

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