This from New York lawyer Michael Weinstock:
I really enjoyed my weekend with the program. Blanch is an extraordinary writer and an even better workshop instructor. She took the time to thoroughly read my submission and provide me with exceptionally valuable feedback. Colum and Terry were both very helpful towards helping me understand the mechanics of the book industry and how to find the right agent. While the Internet is a great resource, there's no substitute for communicating with accomplished professionals in the industry ... and this program gave me that opportunity. And lastly, the location was absolutely remarkable. I don't know which is better, the beautiful cobblestone streets of DUMBO or the imagery of the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk. Both are exceptional.