Reviews from 2014
2014 CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT COMMENTS……. a sampling
The focus on craft and approachability of the staff
Opportunities to meet other writers and discuss the craft.
The workshops! I learned so much and it was all so interesting.
The variety of sessions
Quality of workshop leaders, practice of craft and tools
The variety of interests addressed. Afternoon chocolate, sticking to time schedule.
Panels, different voices, open mikes
The presenters—their openness to visit about their craft
Quality of presenters and keynote, manuscript review
Lots of chance to talk to writers—faculty and participants
Meeting of amazing writers and presenters in a close and personal setting
Quality of the participants
Great faculty, choices across all genres
Every time slot had more than one talk I wanted to go to.
The diversity of choice available. The presenters were wonderful too. Specifics: I am new.
Good organization, interesting panels
Different backgrounds of authors
Networking, trying on different writing styles, exposure to wonderful writers
The incredible staff of Kachemak Bay Campus and the talent brought in to speak to us.
Keynote speaker’s knowledge, humor, process, ability to address dark writing
Friendly people, accessibility of faculty, sessions
The variety of backgrounds from presenters
Workshops that allowed for back and forth interaction with attendees, writing circles
Enthusiastic organizers and presenters, professional works presented
Option to attend workshops outside of what I usually write
Quality of faculty not only as writers but as teachers
Incredibly strong faculty – as always. Generous with their time, articulate, passionate. Seem to authentically care about their craft and helping their attendees
The location and the relatively small size compared to other conferences
The view out of my window. Having an agent speak twice.
Extremely well-organized, all writers were approachable and enthusiastic, wealth of practical advice
I liked the editing and agent workshops, those were very helpful.
The manuscript review, excellent information!
Seeing old friends, Homer! Reigniting my passion and drive and especially my focus
Evening readings, the intimate setting and ability to talk with and get to know
Chances to write during the conference