Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

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Ripton, VT, United States
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The 2022 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 13 to June 19 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, featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures; craft classes; meetings with editors, agents, and publishers; and readings by faculty and guests. The faculty included poets Tarfia Faizullah and Joseph O. Legaspi, fiction writers Morgan Jerkins and Claire Vaye Watkins, and nonfiction writers Kazim Ali, Emily Raboteau, Janisse Ray, Elizabeth Rush, and Abe Streep. Special guests included fiction writers Mark Lapin and Megha Majumdar and nonfiction writer Carolyn Finney. Tuition was $2,580, which included lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript was $2,195. Financial aid was available. Writers submitted up to eight pages of poetry or no more than 4,000 words of prose with a $20 application fee by February 15. Space was limited; admissions were first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.

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Contact Information

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