Current Meeting

Napa Valley Writers meets  second Wednesday of the month

7 – 9 p.m.

$5 Fee for members, $7 for non-members. Students with ID – free.

“Ten Cookbooks that Changed How America Eats”


Napa Valley Writers will feature Janet Fletcher, James Beard award-winning food writer. She is the author or co-author of more than 30 books on food and beverage, including the just-released Audible lecture series Cultured: The Epic Story of Cheese.   

Janet publishes the weekly Planet Cheese blog and is the cheese columnist for Specialty Food and Tasting Panel magazines. Janet teaches cooking and cheese-appreciation classes around the country. She is a past president of the San Francisco Professional Food Society.  

Luisa Heymann will be November’s Member Reader.

She authored Get a Move on! Mini-Workouts Anytime, Anywhere. Luisa grew up on the east coast, but has visited or worked in 43 states and 39 countries. She had stints at running an ice cream parlor in Puerto Rico, as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, and as the advertising director for Kitchen Bazaar housewares. She enjoys snorkeling, singing in the Napa Valley Community Chorus, teaching aqua aerobics, and spent 10 years as part of a hot air balloon crew. She lives in Yountville with her husband and rescue dogs in an area they call “rural lite” because they have a well and septic field but are only eight minutes to Whole Foods.

Napa Valley Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club, holds meetings at Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists, 1625 Salvador Avenue, Napa. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Students with ID, free. For more information, contact or see Always open to the public.

NVW fosters professionalism in writing, promotes networking of writers within the Napa Valley writing community, mentors new writers, and provides literary support for writers and the writing community through education, networking, and leadership.


Contact WebMaster