Reviews from 2012
2012 CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT COMMENTS……. a sampling
Collegiality, quality of presenters, quality of presentations.
It was a true learning and communal experience, the way the best conference should be.
Beautiful location, sense of community, good practical writing skills, inspiration.
They made me feel like I had written a winner.
The energy generated by everyone involved, well-prepared presenters.
Exposure to all stages of writing, publishing, editors, writers, agents, students.
Connections with both faculty and participants.
Caliber of faculty, beautiful setting, enthusiastic conference attendees, demystify publishing, writing process, time for networking
The incredible generosity of these highly talented writers.
Hearing people read during classes.
The enthusiasm and support of the faculty, along with their strong desire to actually help budding writers.
The small size, accessibility of faculty, focus on generation of new material.
Mix of honest creative masters that were open and welcoming – the content was rich and meaningful.
The variety of options for poetry, fiction and nonfiction writers.
Great teachers and thoughtful presentation and engaging exercises and location is inspiring.
Boat cruise, talking one-on-one to presenters, readings, and every talk by Barry Lopez.
The bonfire was a great place to hang out with everyone! It was also great to meet all of these other Alaskan writers.
Comments and questions from attendees – meeting such a diverse group of “fierce folks.”
As a writing teacher, observing the pedagogy of presenters, very valuable for me.