(I didnt know where to post this) I understand a writing fellowship, residency, and retreat as a time period where the focus is only on writing. sometimes there are writing professionals there to provide assistance, sometimes it just a space where other writers can connect and help each other (had to google it, lol). My question is, what are the pros and cons (aside from COVID) of this? I'm sure a lot of the people on here have attended one in some way shape or form. I've tried searching for similar threads to my question, but that didnt work out well. What was it like? how did it help you? also, when it asks for letters of recommendation... how does one go about getting those? (I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around this because its not like asking a previous employer to write one when I was looking for a job...) Lastly, is it worth it?