Since its beginning as an informal summer gathering of writers over thirty years ago, the Napa Valley Writers' Conference has remained a place to convene for fellowship and serious work with a focus on craft. It takes place over the last week of July each year. Participants register for either poetry or fiction workshops; the conference also includes talks, panels, readings featuring faculty writers and visiting editors and agents.

The 38th Napa Valley Writers' Conference is scheduled for July 29th- August 3rd, 2018.