The 2nd annual Napa Young Writers Festival celebrates the amazing young authors in our community. Students throughout the valley work all year to complete novels, poetry, scripts and illustrated stories. Now they can come together to share their stories and poetry, sell signed copies of their books, and enjoy inspiring talks by bestselling authors, screenwriters, illustrators, and poets.
Presenters this year include Veronica Rossi, Diana Greenwood, Hillary Homzie, Denys Cazet, Leonore Wilson, and more. This event is organized by the Napa Valley Writing Project, the Advanced Learner Programs and Services at NVUSD and the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at the Lincoln Theater. We also want to thank the Napa Valley Education Foundation for their generous sponsorship.
Napa Writes is partnering with the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater to expand creative writing options for young people in the Napa Valley. Our mission is to help young people explore the written word in all its myriad forms and develop the confidence to make it a meaningful part of their lives. Ultimately, our vision is for every Napa student to publish a book or produce a script before graduation. Working with teachers and the broader community, we organize in-class workshops, afterschool programs, camps, festivals and author visits. Collaborating with NVUSD’s Advanced Learners Programs, current projects include: Napa Valley Writing Project, Napa Young Writers’ Festival, Authors in the Valley, and The Word.