Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference

Ripton, VT, United States
Event Date: 
June 11, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2024
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The 2024 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 11 to June 17 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, features translation 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 translators Kareem James Abu-Zeid, Anton Hur, Madhu H. Kaza, Bruna Dantas Lobato, Emily Wilson, and Matvei Yankelevich. Special guests include translator Sony Ton-Aime. Participating publishing professionals include editors John Donatich (Yale University Press) and Rohan Kamicheril (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Tuition is $2,735, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript is $2,365. Financial aid is available. To apply, writers submitted up to eight pages of translated poetry or no more than 4,000 words of translated prose, a copy of the matching selection in the original language, and a brief preface with a $20 application fee by February 1. Space is limited; admissions are made on a rolling basis. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include accessible sidewalks, pathways, and doorways; elevators to dorm spaces; accessible bathrooms and dorm rooms; accessible event spaces; accessible parking; and assistive listening devices for lectures and readings. Contact Middlebury College ADA coordinator Jodi Litchfield at (802) 443-5936 or for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Bread Loaf Conferences, Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, Middlebury College, 204 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Jason Lamb, Coordinator.