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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 »


Middlebury Names Jennifer Grotz as Next Director
The poet and translator Jennifer Grotz has been named the seventh director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. Grotz will replace Michael Collier, the director from 1995 through 2017, who announced his retirement effective October 1 of this year. She is the first woman to lead the cluster of Conferences that now includes the original Writers’ Conference, the Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, the Translators’ Conference, and the Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference. Read More »


Tracy K. Smith Named New Poet Laureate
We would like to congratulate Tracy K. Smith, Bread Loaf Meralmikjen Fellow in Poetry in 2004, on being named the new Poet Laureate of the United States.  Read More »


Bread Loaf in Sicily 2017 is Now Full
Applications are still open for those who would like to appy for a spot on the wait list. Click on the banner to the left for more information and the applications.


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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