The 2019 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was held from August 14 to August 24 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 Rick Barot, Jericho Brown, Vievee Francis, Sally Keith, Matthew Olzmann, A. E. Stallings, and Mary Szybist; fiction writers Liam Callanan, Maud Casey, Christopher Castellani, Alexander Chee, Stacey D’Erasmo, Cristina García, Ravi Howard, Don Lee, Ana Menéndez, and Michael Parker; and creative nonfiction writers Jennifer Finney Boylan, Aminatta Forna, and Reyna Grande. Tuition was $3,525, which included lodging and meals. The fee for auditors who did not have a manuscript was $3,380. 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 an application and complete guidelines.
Bread Loaf Conferences, Middlebury College, 204 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 443-5286. Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director; Jason Lamb, Coordinator.