Napa Valley Writers will host  Scott James, a current contributor and former weekly columnist for The New York Times. He also writes fiction under the pen name Kemble Scott, and is the author of two San Francisco Chronicle bestsellers: SoMa and The Sower. Scott has a background in television news, winning three Emmy Awards, and is currently at work on a non-fiction book, under contract with St. Martin’s. He’s also the co-founder of the Castro Writers’ Cooperative, a co-working space for writers in San Francisco.

Carving out a life as a writer can seem pretty daunting, but with the right insight you can increase your odds for success, both on the page and in the profession. Come and learn insider tips from a veteran journalist and novelist, and hear about the crucial role that writing communities can have these days.

Sarita Lopez will be January’s member reader. She will read a short story titled “The Night Before.”

Napa Valley Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club, holds monthly meetings at Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists Church Sanctuary, 1625 Salvador Avenue, Napa. Cost at the door: $8 for guests, $5 for CWC members. Students with ID, free. For more information, contact or see Always open to the public.

NVW fosters professionalism in writing, promotes networking of writers within the Napa Valley writing community, mentors new writers, and provides literary support for writers and the writing community through education, networking, and leadership.          


  • Occurred Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists Church Sanctuary

1625 Salvador Avenue
Napa, CA 94558

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