Reviews from 2013


Strong faculty, interesting program, excellence networking, amazing keynote author

Diversity in genre

A wide variety of topics and the most energetic and inspiring keynote speaker ever

Generosity of hosts, faculty, participants. Location and food, range of workshops

Networking, editing, revising ideas

Outstanding writers, workshops, reading, opportunities to write

Spirit of encouragement, care for craft and fresh delight among staff and faculty. Proud to be an Alaskan and see what you artists have created

Warmth of staff, faculty and attendees, meeting and talking to people/attendees/faculty

Organization, diversity of faculty and encouraging environment

Excellent writers, both presenters and attendees

Ability to produce new work, meet other writers


The expertise of the presenters, the great variety of topics encompassing so many genres

Presenters were available throughout the conference

Very, very positive, supportive atmosphere

The faculty! The participants! Both were so strong in roles, and yet there wasn’t a sense of hierarchy. Organization and timekeeping were better than I might have guessed possible

Tight schedule to rely on, incredible talent that attended

Variety of genres, preparedness of workshop presenters, handouts

The friendliness, accessibility and intelligent, worthwhile, valuable content of the presentations

I appreciate the balance of genres, it seems equal attention is paid

Accessibility of the presenters as well as their preparedness – the conference itself is well organized from registration through final

Camaraderie, helping and supporting each other, staff and writers

Personal connections, inspiration received

Positive environment, setting, variety of workshops/talks, smooth transitions between activities

Getting acquainted with the Alaska literary community

Open Mics – wish this was every day, and the cruise and editor meeting

Access to Alaskan writers/ their interest in supporting writers throughout the state

Getting a sense of what is the next step for me

Readings, both by faculty and attendees; venue; inspiration, which was constant and unrelenting

Lots of craft workshops. Presenters recognizing different levels of writing experience.

Kachemak Bay Campus - Kenai Peninsula College/UAA
533 E. Pioneer Ave.
Homer AK 99603