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A Note from the Director

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences offer an exciting array of programs that are part of a tradition that has made Bread Loaf one of America's most valuable literary institutions. Read More »


2017 Applications Available Now

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Bread Loaf Orion
June 3 to 9, 2017

Bread Loaf Translators'
June 3 to 9, 2017

Bread Loaf Writers'
August 16 to 26, 2017

Bread Loaf in Sicily
September 17 to 23, 2017


2016 Readings and Lecture Audio Recordings Now Available


The 2016 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference lectures and readings are now online.

Bread Loaf Reading and Lecture Recordings


Ross GayRoss Gay, Bread Loaf Orion Faculty Member, Wins Poetry Awards

We’re pleased to congratulate 2017 Bread Loaf Orion faculty member Ross Gay on being awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his work Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude.

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