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The 2015 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 12 to August 22 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference 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 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 is $3,050, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript is $2,920. Financial aid is available. Submit 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 an application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Manager.