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The 2015 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference will be held from September 20 to September 26 in Erice, an ancient, hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. The conference features intensive six-person workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes and readings by faculty. The faculty includes poets Maurice Manning and Natasha Trethewey; fiction writers Christopher Castellani and Lynn Freed; and nonfiction writer Patricia Hampl. Tuition is $2,818, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript is $2,605. Submit up to eight pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $15 application fee by March 15. Space is limited; admissions are first-come, first-served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf in Sicily, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Manager.