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Get a Caffeine Buzz and Buy a Burger to Support The Literary Arts


"Dine and Donate" events to benefit Napa Valley Writers' Conference

Book lovers have the opportunity to support a local literary institution by  patronizing local businesses in July, before and during the 34th Napa Valley Writers' Conference, a project of Napa Valley College.

In recognition of the vital role coffee and cafes play in writers' lives, The Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company is offering two ways to support the conference.

All month through July 31, the company will donate a percentage of revenues from bean orders of a special writers' conference blend at the downtown Napa location, 948 Main St. (at First St.).

Then, on Wednesday, July 30, the company will donate a percentage of receipts collected at its St. Helena location, 1400 Oak Ave. (at Adams St.).

Conference supporters can also buy a burger to benefit the conference. On Tuesday, July 29, Gott's Roadside will donate a percentage of revenues from orders placed between 4 p.m. and closing time at 10 p.m. at its St. Helena location, 933 Main St.

Customers who want their orders counted for the conference should mention the writers' conference or present event flyers, which are available for download and printing at

The Napa Valley Writers’ Conference is now in its 34th year as one of the nation’s most prestigious summer writing programs. Donations will fund grants that enable participation for talented writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. Past recipients of conference grants have gone on to great acclaim, including 2011 participant Ayana Mathis, whose debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Book Club 2.0, and who returns to the conference this year as teaching faculty.

For more information about the conference and opportunities to donate, visit or "like" the conference at

About the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference
For 34 years, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, sponsored and hosted by Napa Valley College, has given emerging and established writers the opportunity to convene for fellowship and serious work with a focus on craft. Faculty members have included Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, U.S. Poets Laureate and a winner of the Nobel Prize for Poetry. For further information and a schedule of readings and events, visit, "like" the conference at, and follow the conference at