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The 2016 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and the natural world, includes 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 includes poets Maurice Manning and Aimee Nezhukumatathil; fiction writer Belle Boggs; and creative nonfiction writers Jane Brox, David James Duncan, Rubén Martínez, Robert Michael Pyle, and Scott Russell Sanders. Tuition is $2,140, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript is $1,820. Financial aid is available. Submit up to eight pages of poetry or up to 4,000 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 an application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director, and Jason Lamb, Coordinator.