Director's Corner


We are pleased in this issue to be featuring the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), one of the extraordinary extras that makes Bread Loaf a
one-of-a-kind graduate program.

Open to all Bread Loaf students, BLTN is a dynamic community of teachers committed to putting their Bread Loaf education into action within their own classrooms. Whether the subject is Proust, Morrison, postcolonial literature, page to stage Shakespeare, creative writing, or theory, BLTN members work together every summer and throughout the year to design hands-on projects that reach across media, classrooms, and cultures. These projects encourage students to take their own voices seriously as readers, writers, community activists, and educational advocates, and to collaborate with each other to achieve the highest levels of literacy. This is connected education in one if its most powerful forms, linking graduate training to K–12 learning, schools to communities, and the study of English to the shaping of worlds.

Emily C. Bartels
Director, BLSE



Teacher Network Turns 20

From its earliest days in the late 1980s, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network has kept students around the world connected throughout and beyond our summers. Find out how it began - and why it continues to grow and prosper with more active members than ever.



Introducing four new faculty members.


People in the News

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


What’s Happening

News and announcements from the Bread Loaf community: recent grants for digital literacy, summer 2013 speakers and lecturers, new publication of Bread Loaf Journal for student writing, and a new Bread Loaf video.


Did You Know?

From the history files: Brent Goeres graduated in 1977, but returned every summer as the Davison librarian.