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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 »


2016 Information and Applications

The BL Writers', BL Orion, BL Translators', BL Sicily, and BL Bakeless Camargo pages have been updated for 2016, and it's possible to apply right now! See each program page for more details and a link to the online applications.


The New York Times Book Review's “100 Notable Books of 2015 features works by several recent or current conference faculty members, visitors, and participants, including Julianna Baggott, Angela Flournoy, Vivian Gornick, Jorie Graham, Lauren Groff, James Hannaham, Adam Johnson, Heidi Julevits, Thomas Mallon, Anthony Marra, Toni Morrison, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Tracy K. Smith, and Vu Tran.


Bread Loaf Congratulates Faculty on Recent Accomplishments

2016 faculty member, A. Van Jordan wins the 2015 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.


Veteran faculty member, Ellen Bryant Voigt receives a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship


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