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The 2015 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was held from August 12 to August 22 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference 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 Linda Gregerson, Terrance Hayes, Edward Hirsch, Sally Keith, Tom Sleigh, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Afaa Michael Weaver; fiction writers Charles Baxter, Christopher Castellani, Vikram Chandra, Lan Samantha Chang, Robert Cohen, Peter Ho Davies, Stacey D’Erasmo, Randall Kenan, Helen Schulman, and Helena Maria Viramontes; and creative nonfiction writers Jane Alison, Ted Conover, and Ann Hood. Tuition was $3,050, which included lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who did not have a manuscript was $2,920. Financial aid was available. Writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $15 application fee by March 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Manager.