The 2019 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from May 31 to June 6 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 and agents, and readings by faculty and guests. The faculty included poets Jennifer Chang and Sean Hill, fiction writer Claire Vaye Watkins, and nonfiction writers Daniel Duane, John Elder, J. Drew Lanham, and Helen Macdonald. Tuition was $2,380, which included lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript was $2,025. Financial aid was available. Writers submitted up to eight pages of poetry or up to 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 an application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf Conferences, Middlebury College, 204 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director; Jason Lamb, Coordinator.