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The 2017 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 16 to August 20 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference includes 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 includes poets Kate Daniels, Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, James Longenbach, Carl Phillips, Alan Shapiro, and Natasha Trethewey; fiction writers Percival Everett, Lynn Freed, Laila Lalami, Yiyun Li, Thomas Mallon, Benjamin Percy, Joanna Scott, Danzy Senna, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Laura van den Berg; and creative nonfiction writers Jane Brox, Patricia Hampl, and David Shields. Tuition is $3,170, which includes lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who do not have a manuscript is $3,035. Financial aid is available. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $15 application fee by February 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director and Jason Lamb, Coordinator.