A note from the director:
The Bread Loaf 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. For the past 90 years, the workshops, lectures, and classes, held in the shadow of the Green Mountains, have introduced generations of participants to rigorous practical and theoretical approaches to the craft of writing, and given America itself proven models of literary instruction. In addition to the original Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference held in Vermont each August, Bread Loaf has expanded to include programs for environmental writers and literary translators as well as an international program in Sicily.
Bread Loaf Conferences are not retreats—not places to work in solitude. Instead they foster stimulating communities of diverse voices and focused interests in which we test our assumptions regarding literature and seek advice about our progress as writers.
This summer and fall, we will welcome again more than three hundred talented writers to the historic Bread Loaf Inn, in Vermont, and to the Villa San Giovanni, in Sicily, along with our diverse and accomplished faculty and our many guest editors and agents from distinguished publishing houses and literary firms.
Come prepared to join fully in the busy schedule each conference offers and to enjoy the unique beauty of their settings. No one who has done so has failed to be inspired, encouraged, or changed by Bread Loaf.
Michael Collier, Director
Bread Loaf Conferences