August 1969 - The Founding

The Community of Writers was established in 1969 by novelists Blair Fuller and Oakley Hall, who were both residents of the valley. It was originally staffed by a band of San Francisco writers including David Perlman, Walter Ballenger, Barnaby Conrad and John Leggett, the latter two of whom went on to found, respectively, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and the Napa Valley Writers Conference. The Community of Writers continues to be directed by Brett Jones.

In August 1969 Squaw Valley novelists Blair Fuller and Oakley Hall met with Edwina Evers Leggett and UC Davis Extension director Marilyn Hill. Photo Credit: Tom Lippert
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  • Max Byrd
  • Joanne Meschery
  • Al Young
    Al Young
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  • Lisa Alvarez
  • Michael V. Carlisle
  • Diana Fuller
  • Robert Hass
  • Louis B. Jones
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