Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Bread Loaf News

Meet the New Director


Jennifer Grotz, Director


Lauren Francis-Sharma, Assistant Director

Assistant Director Lauren Francis-Sharma invited Director Jennifer Grotz to do a Q&A and shares that interview here.


2019 Lectures and Readings

Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences lectures and readings are free and open to the public. 

Bread Loaf Environmental and Translators' Lecture and Reading Schedule

We hope you can join us!


Announcing Winner of New Scholarship Made Possible by The Rona Jaffe Foundation 
We’re pleased to announce that poet and nonfiction writer Mary Silwance is the winner of the 2019 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship.

The alternating Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’/Bread Loaf Translators’ Conferences-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship is the fourth full scholarship with $500 travel stipend underwritten by The Rona Jaffe Foundation in support of women writers at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.


2019 Information and Applications
BL Sicily notification letters will continue to go out through mid-May; BL Writers' notification letters will go out via email in late May.

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