In previous years’ Seminars, attendees tended to skew older, with a pretty
meager smattering of under-30s. With New Voices as a theme this year
and a healthy scholarship program there’s a big influx of younger
attendees and tons of fresh energy, both onstage and in the audience.
26 year old Mike Cook here is a writer and blogger from Baltimore. Mike
heard about the Seminar from a couple who are regulars at the bar where
he works. When he told them he was a writer they said they’d just come
back from last year’s Seminar, that this year’s theme was New Voices
and that he should definitely come. A year later here he is. Check out
his blog at literatureisnotdead.com.