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September Member Meeting

Hearing Voices: How I Captured the Voice of Sylvia Plath (and Others)
with Lee Kravetz

Napa Valley Writers will feature Lee Kravetz, author of national bestselling novel The Last Confessions of Sylvia P., which has the unique distinction of embodying four distinct voices…and one of them happens to be the poet, Sylvia Plath. During his presentation, hear how authors both recreate and infuse originality into characters, both real and imagined! 

Other works by Lee Kravetz include the acclaimed nonfiction, Strange Contagion and SuperSurvivors; he has also written for print and television, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, The Daily Beast, The San Francisco Chronicle, and PBS…. including Sesame Street.  He lives in Berkeley with his wife and two children.

Kymberlie Ingalls will be November's Member Reader.

Wednesday, November 8, 7-9 p.m.
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists
1625 Salvador Ave., Napa

Announcing the Launch of...

Cornerstone Cellars has partnered with NVW to celebrate the launch of the new book. You are invited to join us for wine and snacks. Books will be available for purchase for $20.

WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Cornerstone Cellars, 6505 Washington St., Yountville

Please RSVP to napavalleywriters@gmail.com or call Cornerstone Cellars, 707-945-0388.

Napa Valley

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Napa Valley Writers is hosting a group Write-In!

Where: Napa Library, Lifeworks meeting room
When: Saturday, 11/4/23 from 2-4 PM  

Writers of all stripes and genres are welcome to join us for a friendly and productive writing session. 

Bring your ideas, your laptop and/or notebook, and let’s write together!

No RSVP needed. Walk-ins welcome.
For more info, email napavalleywriters@gmail.com

Past events

October Member Meeting

The Angst of Publishing Your First Novel and the Fallout of Writing Napa and Its Sequels
with James Conaway

Napa Valley Writers features James Conaway, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. How the publishing world has changed! Publishing a first novel is a challenge and you wonder why you bothered. Then you find yourself doing it again. 

He'll share how and why he wrote the New York Times Bestseller Napa (1990) and the two follow up books: The Far Side of Eden (2002) and Napa at Last Light (2018). This type of journalism took a personal toll and is still educating people about the influence of money on Napa’s economy, natural environment, and lifestyles.

James Conaway is the author of three novels, The Big Easy, World’s End, and Nose, and twelve books of non-fiction. The late TV anchor Jim Lehrer wrote, “Conaway’s prose is as gorgeous as the northern California he describes.” His Napa is an iconic history of early Napa, The Far Side of Eden, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year was described in the New York Times as "an important story, emblematic of our time.” and the third in the series, Napa at Last Light, completes the sad story of Napa Valley’s decline from the days when the story was about family owners and agriculture. 

Wednesday, October 11, 7-9 p.m.
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists,
1625 Salvador Ave., Napa