Selected from participant feedback forms:

  • Spirit of inclusiveness and caliber of the faculty members and networking with authors
  • Everything, Food, amazing too. Inclusive, not snobby, practical.
  • Quality of the faculty and community, the location, place, organization and staff
  • So much variety was offered
  • The chance for individual consultations
  • Accessibility to instructors, beauty of location
  • The generosity of the keynote and workshop faculty
  • The quality of presenters, the sense of community was wonderful
  • Professional presenters and bonded community of kind writers
  • Faculty variety offered and space for connecting/hearing other writers
  • Everything that Anthony Doerr did was infused with joy
  • Collegiality
  • Quality and diversity of faculty, good organization (thanks staff!) readings, keynote
  • Camaraderie, sense of joy in writing, strengthening skill set
  • Quality of keynote speaker, as well as all the workshop leads
  • Presenters who offer real tools to people in the room, listen to questions and presume that they are working with earnest students of the presentation
  • One-on-one feedback from editors
  • Many strong offerings, topics and superb keynote and atmosphere of kindness and acceptance
  • Multiple types of engagement and support for budding authors
  • Hanging out with the presenters and faculty, they were very generous with their time and encouragement
  • Anthony Doerr, amazing speaker as well as writer
  • The variety of excellence of the readings
  • The eclectic presenters, all well published. The town venues for two nights of readings. The boat cruise
  • Access to presenters, faculty, keynote was exceptional
  • Sunshine! The boat trip! The friendly/efficient hotel staff
  • Meeting other writers and making connection with other writers
  • Doerr, as well as other presenters EXCELLENT! And great food, gorgeous location, kind folks!
  • Friendliness of the fellow attendees, no matter where you are in your literary journey everyone was open for chatting
  • Spending time with the outstanding faculty