“A well-run writing series can bring out a sizable audience, provide a conducive atmosphere, take care of the important technical details, provide excellent accommodations, and the people who run Manzanita’s do all that very well. But there’s something else in the air there: a receptivity and responsiveness, a fullness of attention, that distinguish both organizers and audience, and make this one of the best series I’ve ever had the good fortune to be involved with.”

Floyd Skloot, author of The Wink of a Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life