Conference Staff

Jennifer Grotz, Director of the Conference, is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Window Left Open (2016)Psalms of All My Days, translations from the French poet Patrice de La Tour du Pin, appeared from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2014. Rochester Knockings, by the Tunisian novelist Hubert Haddad, appeared in 2015 from Open Letter. Her current work in progress is a co-translation with Piotr Sommer of a selected poems from the Polish of Jerzy Ficowski. Some of the poems from that collection have recently appeared in New York Review of Books, Poetry, Parnassus, Ploughshares, and The Nation. A 2015 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, she teaches poetry and translation at the University of Rochester, where she also serves as program director for the Masters in the Art of Literary Translation.

Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences, has worked for Middlebury College since 2000. Before joining the Conference, she worked in a library, a bookstore, and a small publishing house. She enjoys freelance writing and has published in Better Homes and Gardens, the Boston Globe, Vermont Life, and Vermont Magazine.

Jason Lamb, Coordinator of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, taught middle school English for several years, before recruiting emerging and established writers for the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.  He writes short fiction, and spends any free time he has hiking in the mountains.  Jason recently summited all forty-eight mountains over four thousand feet in New Hampshire and is currently working on finishing the remaining New England mountains, with occasional trips to the Cascade Range in Washington state.


Bread Loaf Conferences
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Middlebury College
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Phone: 802-443-5286
Fax: 802-443-2087