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The 2014 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 9 to June 15 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and writers whose work deals with the environment and the natural world, included workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft classes, meetings with editors and agents, and readings by faculty and guests. The faculty included poets Camille Dungy and Maurice Manning; and prose writers Rick Bass, Jane Brox, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Alan Weisman. Tuition was $1,995, which included lodging and meals. The fee for auditors was $1,695. Financial aid was available. Applicants submitted up to eight pages of poetry or up to 4,000 words of prose with a $15 application fee. Admissions were rolling and space was limited. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-2018.