The 2017 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 9 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, 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 Camille T. Dungy and Ross Gay; fiction writer Megan Mayhew Bergman; and creative nonfiction writers John Elder, Ted Genoways, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Joe Wilkins. Tuition was $2,205, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript was $1,875. Financial aid was available. Writers submitted up to eight pages of poetry or up to 4,000 words of prose with a $15 application fee by February 15. Space was limited; admissions were first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director, and Jason Lamb, Coordinator.