Featured Events

Upcoming events

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 September’s Member Reader.

Wednesday, September 13, 7-9 p.m.

Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists 

1625 Salvador Ave., Napa

Past events

August Member Meeting

Pitching to Agents and Publishers with Jordan Bernal

Napa Valley Writers features Jordan Bernal, the author of The Keepers of Éire, a dragon fantasy that encourages adult readers to let their imaginations take flight. Jordan’s enduring love of dragons and her pursuit of her Celtic heritage inspired her to write and publish her debut novel in her Celtic Dragonrider series through her independent press, Dragon Wing Publishing. The Keepers of Éire is the 2104 Global Ebook Gold Award Winner and the Bella Online Gold Award Winner. 

Jordan has published her middle-grade, anti-bullying spin off novel, Reluctant Paladin, and The Keepers of Alba, the second novel in her adult Celtic Dragonriders series. She is currently working on the third novel, The Keepers of Keltoi. Jordan has been a member of the California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch since 2010.

In this session, Jordan will share the key components of a pitch as well as how to be concise, enjoy the conversation, understand the ultimate goal of pitching, and develop other uses for your pitch. Attendees are asked to bring their pitch to receive peer feedback on ways to hone it. 

Jeffrey Kingman will be August’s Member Reader.

August 9, 2023 @ 7:00-9:00 PM
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists
1625 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 94558

July Member Meeting

Podcasts as Platform:
Making the Most of the Newest, Hottest Medium

Napa Valley Writers features Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, the host of a bimonthly podcast, The Morning Glory Project: Stories of Determination.  The MGP is now in its fourth year, having aired more than 80 interviews featuring the astounding stories of those who exemplify determination. Betsy interviews inspiring survivors, thrivers, innovators, trailblazers, and barrier busters. It’s her belief that in sharing these stories we empower one another to endure, to innovate, and to thrive.

July 12, 2023 @ 7:00-9:00 PM
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists
1625 Salvador Ave, Napa, CA 94558