COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Dear Bread Loafer,

After extended consultation with Middlebury College’s Crisis Management Team and its Senior Leadership Group, we are announcing the cancellation of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, which was scheduled to take place this August on the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, Vermont, as well as the cancellation of Bread Loaf in Sicily, scheduled for September. All of us here at the Conferences feel tremendous regret that the pandemic will prevent us from joining together in person this summer, but we are eager to do our part to protect the writers we serve from possible exposure or transmission of the coronavirus. We hope the FAQ page will address the questions you may think of at this time.

We have just completed a week of “Dream Loaf,” remote programming, both live and from the archives, for our June conferences. All of those events will remain free to all who would like to access them throughout the summer. Likewise, you will hear more from us soon about an August iteration of Dream Loaf. We hope you will partake of these events and share them with your friends and colleagues who haven’t yet had the opportunity to attend one of our conferences. We also hope these events will sustain and inspire the Bread Loaf community and help foster the conversations and new work our historical moment requires.


Jennifer Grotz, Director
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences


Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences
204 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802-443-5286
Fax: 802-443-2087