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Bread Loaf Announces New Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarships
The new scholarship program is intended to support the conference goal of fostering a literary community that gives voice to writers of all backgrounds, ages, and experience. See Bread Loaf Scholarships for more details.


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.


Congratulations to the Following Bread Loaf Faculty, Guests, and Participants
Natashia Deón’s Grace; Kaitlyn Greenidge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman; Garth Greenwell’s What Belongs to You; and Patrick Phillips’s Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America were cited on The New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2016.  And Peter Ho Davies’s The Fortunes; Francine Prose’s Mister Monkey; Solmaz Sharif’s LOOK: Poems; and Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton were designated as New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016.

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