The Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences


Comments Continued

“The Conference was exceptionally well organized and executed. I am grateful for the experience which was transformative.”
--Elisha Wagman, 2013
Brooklyn, NY

“A magical week—please don’t change a thing.”
--Mark Murray, 2013
New York, NY

“Erice is a lovely, small town with a terrific view of the sea and mountains.”

--Lei Hu, 2013
Dauphin Island, AL

“All of the meals in the hotel and restaurants were superb.”
--Roselle DeShields, 2013
Mountain View, CA

“Erice is a wonderful town, safe, such inspiration from the mist and the hills and the town size... Lots to see and do.”
--Mary Pauer, 2013
Bridgeville, DE

“Erice is a charming and mysterious village. You’ve created a program that introduces people to a little Sicilian gem while also giving writers a chance to work on their craft.

Having the chance to work with Jane Brox has been an extraordinary gift. I have some important choices to make about how I want to proceed with this manuscript, and she was an ideal master to work with this week on exploring these choices. I will continue to learn from my experience with Jane long after I leave Erice.”

--Kathy Curto, 2012
Cold Spring, NY

“The excursion to Segesta was wonderful. The guide, Elena, was perfect and provided the commentary to ground us in history and myth.”
--Cathy Mauk, 2012
Higgins, Australia

“The workshop with Edward Hirsch was wonderful—rich, informative, visionary.”

--Lisa Suhair Majaj, 2012
Nicosia, Cyprus

"A wonderful companion experience to Bread Loaf in Vermont. Our week in Erice had its own flavor and yet corresponded to many of the elements of Bread Loaf which we’ve come to love: beautiful natural setting, communal dining, substantive program, and remarkable teaching."
--Kathryn Ma, 2011
San Francisco, CA

"The hotel and site were the perfect size. The garden at the church was like something in a dream.”
--Trish Woolwine, 2012
Nashville, TN 

"All the faculty and organizers were top notch and accessible to everyone. And the food and service and view were outstanding. I can’t say enough about the quality—and quantity—of the meals. The last night’s dinner knocked our sox off!"
--Mary Steyer, 2011
Bainbridge Island, WA

“It’s an honor to have worked with Lynn Freed. Her line edits, her humor, her edge, her talk, her grace will stay with me and keep me going.

The restaurant choices for dinner were always pleasant. I appreciate the small group sign-ups so that I always had good company.”
--Linda Moody, 2012 
New York, NY

"The intimate size of Bread Loaf Sicily created a special comradeship among participants. It was great in Erice to be able to eat with, converse with, meet and greet the faculty throughout the day and evening."
--Charles (Chip) Kaufmann, 2011
Portland, ME