Co-Curricular Support

Ken Macrorie Writing Centers

Each of Bread Loaf’s campuses is home to a writing center, established in honor of writing specialist and former Bread Loaf faculty member Ken Macrorie. Staffed by peer readers and supervised by a faculty coordinator, the centers offer students support throughout the session on critical essays as well as on creative or new media projects. Students serving as peer readers are required to complete training in writing center pedagogy and practice. Faculty may encourage students who struggle with writing to take advantage of the Writing Centers, though students do not need a faculty referral to sign up for a session.

Bread Loaf Teacher Network

The Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) is one of the finest professional development networks in the country. Grounded on digital exchanges between students and teachers from different geographic and cultural locations, its goal is to create year-round collaborations that are built on Bread Loaf course work, that engage students and teachers in culturally responsive and transformative literacy, and that have the collective power to change educational thinking and practice within and between classrooms, schools, and states. BLTN meetings occur weekly at each of the Bread Loaf campuses, and all members of the Bread Loaf community are invited to join (just attend a meeting).

We encourage faculty to come to meetings and get involved as advisors or participants. Information on the network, along with copies of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal are available at