Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

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Middlebury, VT
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2020
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The 2020 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was held from August 12 to August 22 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft classes, meetings with editors and agents, and readings by faculty and guests. The faculty included poets Reginald Dwayne Betts, Victoria Chang, and Ilya Kaminsky; fiction writers Garth Greenwell, Mat Johnson, Laura van den Berg, and Paul Yoon; and creative nonfiction writers Jane Brox, Jennifer Finney Boylan, and Luis Alberto Urrea. Participating publishing professionals included editor Steve Woodward (Graywolf Press) and agent Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary). Tuition was $3,631, which included lodging and meals. Financial aid was available. Writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 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.