Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

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Ripton, VT, United States
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The 2021 Bread Loaf 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, 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 Dan Chiasson and Amber Flora Thomas, fiction writers Jennine Capó Crucet and Claire Vaye Watkins, and nonfiction writers Kazim Ali, Ted Genoways, J. Drew Lanham, and Emily Raboteau. Special guests included fiction writer Victor LaValle. Tuition was $2,515, which included lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript was $2,140. Financial aid was available. Writers submitte 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.