Tag Archives: Napa Valley Writers

Jane Hirshfield an American Poet

Jane Hirshfield is an American poet, essayist, and translator. She was born in New York City on February 24, 1953 and received her BA from Princeton University in its first graduating class to include women. In 1979, Hirshfield received lay ordination in Soto … Continue reading

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Napa Valley Writers’ Conference — July 26-31, 2015

I just applied to the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference for 2015. “Priority applications” are being accepted through 3/16/15. After which applicants will be added to a “rolling” admissions process, which means that late applications will be considered as they come in, and continue until all … Continue reading

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Emily Dickenson — One Of Our Greatest Poets

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is often referred to as one of the most influential American Poets. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1830 and died in 1886 from what was called Bright’s disease (an ailment of the kidneys now called nephritis). … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1975

My newest article in the St. Helena Star is about a particularly strange Thanksgiving dinner that took place when I was ten-years old. It goes like this… Thanksgiving 1975 In 1975 Thanksgiving had many of the same ingredients as today … Continue reading

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Louise Glück – Featured Poet in “Poets and Writers”

Louise Glück is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet that is featured in the October issue of “Poets & Writers.” If you don’t read the magazine, you might want to consider starting — it is full of all that might interest any … Continue reading

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The Houses That Arthur Hailey Built

Arthur Hailey wrote many novels, including “Airport,” which was made into a movie. He lived in the Napa Valley for many years and stayed in at least two homes and built a few investment properties, one of which I lived in … Continue reading

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New Column in St. Helena Star: “Wild Goose Chase”

The sun beat down as I heaved a 5-gallon bucket of unpeeled potatoes out to the barn. I was 11 years old and had just started my first job at Taylor’s Refresher. The position had been nearly thrust on me … Continue reading

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Newest Column by “The Storyteller: Summer Job”

When I was 11 I worked at Taylor’s Refresher for part of a summer. I’m not sure a kid can even get a job nowadays at that age, but in the ‘70s it was unremarkable. It was early summer, and … Continue reading

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How All Good Writing Keeps Us in Suspense

June 11th, 6:30 – 8:30pm  at Hatt Hall in Napa River Inn Composing a Real Nail Biter: How All Good Writing Keeps Us in Suspense Join New York Times best-selling author Lisa Brackmann (Rock Paper Tiger) for a discussion on how … Continue reading

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St. Helena Star Series

I’ve been asked to write a monthly column that talks about growing up in the Napa Valley. The series is called, “The Storyteller, by Tim Carl a Knights Valley Correspondent,” and will be in the St. Helena Star every 3 or … Continue reading

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