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Saturday, October 7 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Napa Valley Book Fest

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Co-presented by Napa Bookmine, St. Clair Brown Winery, Hang Time Press

Come for the books and stay for the wine at this brand-new book series held in late afternoon during the Napa Valley harvest. Hear author Heather Young read and in conversation with Lori Lyn Narlock. Afterward, Angela Pneuman and Malena Watrous discuss their latest works over a glass of wine at the Napa Bookmine bookstore. Book sales, and wine and cheese reception to follow. FREE

3 pm
Wine and Words
Heather Young reads from The Lost Girls and discusses its remote lakeside location, the dark secrets that haunt it and the “lost girls” who populate it. In conversation with Lori Narlock.

4 pm
Old World Whine
Andy Demsky (Unleash Your Inner Tudor by Henry VIII) shares his experience developing a book that grew out of his humorous twitter account for Henry VIII that has reached more than 70,000 followers.

4:30 pm
Writing to Work
Angela Pneuman (Lay it on My Heart, Home Remedies) and Malena Watrous (If You Follow Me, Sparked) read from their books and discuss how their daytime jobs teaching writing, running a writers’ conference, reviewing books, and so much more inspires and impacts the stories they tell.

5:30 pm
Reception for readers and writers



Participants
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Andy Demsky

Andy Demsky grew up in Arkansas and has lived in Napa Valley since 1988. His most recent book Unleash Your Inner Tudor (2017), an "inspiring guide to life" written in the voice of Henry VIII, is an outgrowth of his comedic Twitter account: @knghnryviii. Andy has also written a wi... Read More →
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Lori Lyn Narlock

Lori Lyn Narlock is an author who writes about wine, food, and travel. Lori also works as a public relations manager in the wine industry. She has developed hundreds of recipes for wineries in Napa and Sonoma to pair with wine. | | Her writing has appeared in a variety of publi... Read More →
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Angela Pneuman

Angela Pneuman is the author of a book of short stories, Home Remedies, and a novel, Lay It on My Heart. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Ploughshares, Los Angeles Review, Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Glimmertrain, and many other literary magazines. Angela has received the Stegner Fellowship from Stanford, the Presidential Fellowship from SUNY Albany, and the inaugural Alice Hoffman Prize for short fiction from Ploughshares. She lives in California, where she is the executive director of the Napa Valley... Read More →
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Malena Watrous

Malena Watrous grew up in the Sunset district of San Francisco, before her family moved to Eugene, Oregon. Eager to get out of the rain and back to a big city, she attended Barnard College, where she majored in English and spent her free time interning for a food writer. After two years in the rice paddies of rural Japan, Malena moved straight to the cornfields of Iowa, where she attended the University of Iowa... Read More →
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Heather Young

After a decade practicing law and another raising kids, Heather decided to finally write the novel she’d always talked about writing. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and is an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and the Tin House Writers Workshop, all of which helped her stop writing like a lawyer. She lives in Mill Valley, California, with her husband and two teenaged children. When... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Napa Bookmine 964 Pearl St., Napa, CA 94559

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