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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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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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Writing Workshop In Positano – Sirenland 2014

Writers need and crave feedback. Writing is normally a solitary act — writers sit over their computers or pads of paper agonizing over word use and story content. When we get done with a first draft we normally set it … Continue reading

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Audio Resources For Writers

The best advice I’ve received about writing is simple and to the point: writers write. Writing makes you a writer. Drinking at the bar, or talking about what you are going to write with friends, or hanging around the house … Continue reading

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Author JC Miller – March 12

Join Napa Valley Writers for an evening with JC (Jeanne) Miller. The Napa Valley Writers Club hosts author JC (Jeanne) Miller, the author of Vacation published in April 2013, and On the Brink of Nora, originally published by California Writers Club, Redwood Branch. She holds … Continue reading

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Billy Collins – Poet Extraordinaire

Most people know about Billy Collins. If you don’t, he is a poet. He’s been the U.S. Poet Laureate twice and has written over 14 collections of poems. Collins’ work has been described as ‘accessible,’ meaning that many people find his … Continue reading

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Dani Shapiro – A Wise Writer On Writing

Dani Shapiro is best known for her novels and memoirs, but she has recently published a new book on the craft of writing called, STILL WRITING. The is a fantastic book. Her empathic grasp of the struggles every writer faces … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker: Patrick Miller, January 8 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Meeting Location: Napa Valley Unified School District Building, Room 205 Join Napa Valley Writers for an evening with Patrick Miller. Mr. Miller is a writer and the founder of Fearless Books.  See www.fearlessbooks.com He will talk about how best to prepare your … Continue reading

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John Steinbeck — A California Writer

John Steinbeck is certainly one of the quintessential California writers of the twentieth century. He grew up in California’s Salinas Valley in the early 1900s, surrounded by immigrants and diverse cultures. His upbringing provides a uniquely California slant to nearly … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker: David Corbett – Dec. 11th

Edgar nominated novelist, David Corbett, will be the guest speaker at the next Napa Valley Writers meeting. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Napa Valley Unified School District Building, 2425 Jefferson Street, Room 205. … Continue reading

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