Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

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Ripton, VT
Event Date: 
August 11, 2021
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The 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 11 to August 21 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 Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carl Phillips, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Craig Morgan Teicher; fiction writers Stacey D’Erasmo, Mat Johnson, Dinaw Mengestu, Laura van den Berg, and Paul Yoon; and creative nonfiction writers Jennifer Finney Boylan and Luis Alberto Urrea. Special guests include fiction writer Julia Alvarez. Tuition is $3,720, 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.

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Contact Information

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