Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Vermont, United States

Aug 13 - Aug 23, 2014


TUITION / COST:Application fee, $15; Tuition, room, and board, $2,935
The Conference is able to offer several types of financial aid, including fellowships, tuition scholarships, and work-study scholarships.

PHONE: 802-443-5286

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is a 10-day program that takes place in Vermont in mid to late August.

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, founded in 1926 and boasting a rich literary and intellectual tradition, gathers together emerging writers to work closely with a diverse and talented faculty. Workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are at the core of the ten-day conference. Each faculty member conducts a workshop that meets for five two-hour sessions. Groups are kept small to facilitate discussion, and all participants meet individually with their faculty leaders to elaborate on workshop comments. Faculty also offer lectures on issues around literary writing and one-hour classes on specific aspects of the craft. Readings by faculty, conference participants, and guests take place throughout the day and into the night. Participants meet with visiting editors, literary agents, and publishers who provide information and answer questions, individually or in small groups.


Featured Writers Include:

The 2014 faculty includes poets Eavan Boland, Marianne Boruch, Michael Collier, Kate Daniels, A. Van Jordan, David Rivard, Alan Shapiro, and Natasha Trethewey; fiction writers Andrea Barrett, Maud Casey, Percival Everett, Ursula Hegi, Victor LaValle, Margot Livesey, Josip Novakovich, C.E. Poverman, Danzy Senna, and Luis Alberto Urrea; and creative nonfiction writers Jane Alison, Scott Russell Sanders, and David Shields. Nonfiction Writer John Elder will attend as a special guest.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Bread Loaf Campus
Middlebury College
Vermont, United States

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference