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The 2013 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 14 to August 24 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 Bierds, Terrance Hayes, James Longenbach, Tom Sleigh, and Ellen Bryant Voigt; fiction writers Charles Baxter, Robert Boswell, Vikram Chandra, Stacey D'Erasmo, Randall Kenan, Antonya Nelson, Joanna Scott, and Helena María Viramontes; and creative nonfiction writers Ted Conover, Lia Purpura, and Cheryl Strayed. Tuition is $2,834, which includes lodging and meals. Financial aid is available. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose by March 1. There is no application fee. 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.