Director's Corner

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Community, community, community.

This summer we were thrilled to have former Bread Loaf Director Jim Maddox and former Bread Loaf faculty member Lucy Maddox with us twice: at our Vermont opening to share in the announcement of the new James H. Maddox endowed scholarships, one of departing President Leibowitz’s legacy gifts to Middlebury; and in Santa Fe at our celebration of the 25th anniversary of the opening of Bread Loaf New Mexico. Just like old times— powerfully connected with the new. Thank you, Jim and Lucy!

And on the power of community: the majority of our students come to Bread Loaf because they have heard about the program from other alumni/ae. As our recruiting season now revs up, we can certainly use your help in reaching out to outstanding candidates and spreading the Bread Loaf word. Thank you, Bread Loaf community!

Emily C. Bartels
Director, BLSE



Interpreting Jane Eyre: Tradition and Innovation

This summer, Vermont faculty member Isobel Armstrong took her students on an untraditional journey to interpret a classic.


Summer Reports

Catch up on these summer session reports from the three Bread Loaf campus directors.


People in the News

Awards, publications, and achievements from Bread Loafers around the globe.

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What’s Happening

News, events, and announcements from the Bread Loaf community, including an interview with Bread Loaf's new Associate Director Tyler Curtain.


Did You Know?

If not for an 1865 excursion by Joseph Battell, Bread Loaf as we know it may well not have come to be.