Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

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Ripton, VT, United States
Event Date: 
June 11, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2024
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The 2024 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 11 to June 17 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 Tarfia Faizullah, Nikky Finney, and Sean Hill; fiction writers Pitchaya Sudbanthad and Claire Vaye Watkins; and nonfiction writers Kazim Ali, Helen Macdonald, and Emily Raboteau. Publishing professionals include editor Shuchi Saraswat (AGNI) and agent Paul Lucas (Janklow & Nesbit). Tuition is $2,735, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript is $2,365. Financial aid is available. To apply, writers submitted up to eight pages of poetry or no more than 4,000 words of prose with a $20 application fee by February 1. Space is limited; admissions are made on a rolling basis. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include accessible sidewalks, pathways, and doorways; elevators to dorm spaces; accessible bathrooms and dorm rooms; accessible event spaces; accessible parking; and assistive listening devices for lectures and readings. Contact Middlebury College ADA coordinator Jodi Litchfield at (802) 443-5936 or for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

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