Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

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Ripton, VT, United States
Event Date: 
June 2, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The 2023 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 2 to June 8 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, features 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 includes poets Jennifer Chang and Joseph O. Legaspi; fiction writers Ramona Ausubel and Ladee Hubbard; and nonfiction writers Carolyn Finney, Pam Houston, J. Drew Lanham, and Nathaniel Rich. Publishing professionals include editor Amy Brady (Orion) and agent Sarah Bowlin (Aevitas Creative Management). Tuition is $2,655, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript is $2,295. 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 is limited; admissions are first come, first served through March 1. 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.