Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

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Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Ripton, VT, United States
Event Date: 
August 16, 2023
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2023
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2023
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The 2023 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 16 to August 26 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference 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 Erin Belieu, Victoria Chang, Vievee Francis, Tomás Q. Morin, Matthew Olzmann, Carl Phillips, and Patrick Phillips; fiction writers Dean Bakopoulos, Christopher Castellani, Alice Elliott Dark, Tania James, Emily Raboteau, Jess Row, Luis Alberto Urrea, Laura van den Berg, Tiphanie Yanique, and Paul Yoon; and creative nonfiction writers Jennifer Finney Boylan, Elisa Gabbert, and David Treuer. Special guests include novelist and memoirist Sigrid Nunez and nonfiction writer Kamran Javadizadeh. Publishing professionals include editors Ibrahim Ahmad (Viking) and Elizabeth Ash (Copper Canyon Press); and agents Ian Bonaparte (Janklow & Nesbit Associates) and Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary). Tuition is $3,985, which includes lodging and meals. Financial aid is available. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or no more than 6,000 words of prose with a $20 application fee by February 15. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Middlebury College ADA coordinator Jodi Litchfield at litchfie@middlebury.edu with accessibility questions.

Contact Information

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