COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Dream Loaf



Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference
and Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference

Join us for Dream Loaf, a special week of free programming from June 9 to 14 that includes a curated selection of lectures and readings pulled from archives along with some live events.

We hope you will join us as we make our way through this Dreamy week! Registration is not required. Simply click on each program title below on the day of the event. Links to archived events will become active the morning of the program; links to live events will become available at the time specified for that particular program. All links will remain available through the summer. Recorded lectures and readings will offer closed captioning.

We look forward to seeing you!

EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 2020

Welcome from Director Jennifer Grotz:

Tuesday, June 9

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference
previously recorded on June 1, 2020

Lecture by Bill McKibben, "A Crisis Inside a Crisis: What COVID-19 Might Teach Us About Dealing with Climate"

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
1:30 p.m. EST  ***SPECIAL LIVE EVENT***

Click on the link below for a recording of this live event.

"A Manifesto For Our Time," with panelists Matthew Harrington, Larissa Kyzer, and Elizabeth Lowe, and an introduction by Jennifer Grotz

Read the "Call for Action" from the 2020 Manifesto on Translation and hear from the translators who have been working to update the 1970 manifesto drafted for the original conference titled "The World of Translation” that took place that year. Panelists will discuss questions such as: How do we recognize the progress that has been made over the past 50 years? What are our priorities in 2020? What is our vision for literary translation in the future? Join the conversation by submitting questions during the livestream to translatingthefuture2020@gmail.com.

For this co-hosted event, attendees may register for the panel via Eventbrite to receive email reminders leading up to the program, if they wish to, or to simply click on the title above at the time of the event to go to the livestream, as we’ve arranged for all of the Dream Loaf live events. Join the conversation on Twitter:
@Howlround; #howlround
@breadloafwriter; #DreamBreadLoaf

The panel will be hosted by Esther Allen and Allison Markin Powell. 

This panel is offered as part of the Translating the Future conference and conversation series that is co-sponsored by PEN America, the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, with additional support from the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Wednesday, June 10

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference
Dream Little Theater

2017 Lecture by Robin Wall Kimmerer, “What Does the Earth Ask of Us?”

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
Dream Barn

2017 Lecture by Christopher Merrill, “Corrective Readings: Translation in the Age of Trump”
--please note: adult language

Thursday, June 11

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference
Dream Little Theater

2019 Lecture by J. Drew Lanham, "Curating Culture Into Stories of the Wild: When Extinction and Ethnicity Converge"

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
Dream Barn

2019 Lecture by Emily Wilson, "On Translating the Classics"

Bread Loaf Environmental and Bread Loaf Translators' Conferences
Dream Little Theater

2018 Readings by Susan Bernofsky, Ginger Strand, and Mónica de la Torre

Friday, June 12

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference
Dream Little Theater

2019 Lecture by Jennifer Chang, "Other Pastorals: Writing Race and Place"
--please note: adult language

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
Dream Barn

2017 Lecture by Idra Novey, “Writing While Translating”

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conferences
5:00 p.m. EST  ***SPECIAL LIVE EVENT***

Click on the link below for a recording of this live event.

Us&Them + Bread Loaf Five Year Reunion Reading with Eloisa Amezcua, Christian Gullette, Allison Grimaldi Donahue, and Laura Marris

The idea for the Us&Them Reading Series first came about during conversations in the Barn at the inaugural Bread Loaf Translators' Conference in 2015. The first reading, featuring writer-translators who met during the conference, was held later that summer and immediately found a home at Molasses Books in Brooklyn, a used bookstore and bar. The goal of the series is to give creative writers who translate a chance to read from both sides of their work. In addition to quarterly readings at Molasses, Us&Them has also hosted special events at the American Literary Translators Association Conference, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, and the International Symposium on Literary Translation in Havana, Cuba. This reunion event includes all of the readers who took part in the first Us&Them event five years ago.

Saturday, June 13

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference
Dream Little Theater 

2017 Lecture by Camille Dungy, "What If We Got It All Wrong: Writing Into the Liberation of Uncertainty"

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
Dream Barn

2018 Lecture by Bill Johnston, "Epic Foolishness: Translating Epic Narrative for the 21st. Century"

Bread Loaf Environmental and Bread Loaf Translators’ Conferences
Dream Little Theater

2018 Readings by Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jennifer Grotz, and Luis Alberto Urrea

Sunday, June 14

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference
Dream Little Theater

2019 Lecture by Helen Macdonald, "Bugs and Birds and Bewliderment: How I Learned to Write About Nature"

Bread Loaf Translators' Conference
Dream Barn

2019 Lecture by Edward Gauvin, Translation as Design"

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference
5:00 p.m. EST  ***SPECIAL LIVE EVENT***

Click on the link below for a recording of the live event including a conversation about soundscapes leading up to the start of the program.

“Placing the Environmental Perspective in the Current Moment”: Reading, discussion, and Q & A with Emily Raboteau, hosted by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman, Director of the Bread Loaf Environmental Conference, will host writer and activist Emily Raboteau in conversation, placing the environmental movement in the current context. This conversation will be centered on environmental justice. Raboteau will share some of her work, and discuss ways that the environmental writing world can open up to new perspectives and practices.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

Phone: 802-443-5286
Fax: 802-443-2087
Email: blwc@middlebury.edu