The 36th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference returns with a week of focused writing workshops and fellowships in a picturesque setting. But it’s not just for authors. The conference presents several public readings throughout the next week. On Sunday, July 24, Harvard Review poetry editor Major Jackson joins UC Davis writing instructor Yiyun Li at the Napa Valley College Campus. On Monday, July 25, Philadelphia-based author Brian Teare reads alongside University of Iowa professor Lan Samantha Chang at Beringer Vineyards. Merryvale Vineyards and Domaine Chandon in Yountville also host readings on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26–27, and the conference continues until July 29. Readings take place at 7pm. $15. More info at www.napawritersconference.org.