Join poet Camille Dungy and fiction writer Howard Norman for a wine reception and reading at Merryvale Vineyards.
Camille Dungy is the author the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History and four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade. She edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology, and served as assistant editor on Gathering Ground: Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade. Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award Nominations, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in both prose and poetry.
Howard Norman‘s new novel, In The Hours Still Left to Us, will be published early in 2019, followed by a memoir, Forms of Prayer in Vermont. He has received the Lannan Award in Literature, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New England Book Award, and the Harold Morton Landon Prize in Translation from the Academy of American Poets. His novels include The Bird Artist, What Is Left the Daughter, Next Life Might Be Kinder, and My Darling Detective.
Tickets cost $20 per person and may be purchased by cash or check at the door. Napa Valley Writers’ Conference attendees, conference supporters and community housing hosts, and students with a current student ID are admitted for free.