Our Approach

Talent, but also truthfulness, generosity of spirit and an awareness of the infinite range of approaches to the literary arts are the traits we look for in both our faculty and participants. Our aim is to invite substantive, useful critique based on each person’s artistic intent, not to impose aesthetic choices of our own. Participants are expected to respond to one another’s work in the same spirit.

Our focus is not on the market but on the power of words and on supporting the creative process, wherever it leads.

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Photograph by Blyth Carpenter

“One of the most stimulating aspects was the diverse and talented mix of participants; as a group we made up a whole range of ages, backgrounds, outlooks, so there was never a lack of lively conversation or interesting viewpoints.”