Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Public Events Schedule

Lectures and readings are free and open to the public. All events will take place in the Little Theatre on the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, Vermont. Events are subject to change. Please call to confirm days and times: 802-443-5286 through August 13; 802-443-2700 after August 13.

Wednesday, August 14

8:15 p.m.Welcome by Jennifer Grotz; Reading by Stacey D'Erasmo

Thursday, August 15

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Rick Barot, "The Face of the Beloved"

4:15 p.m.Readings by Richie Hoffman, Camille Rankine, and Ana Menendez

8:15 p.m.Readings by Alexander Chee and Mary Szybist

Friday, August 16

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Maud Casey, "Shhhhh, or the Sounds of Silence in Fiction"

4:15 p.m.Readings by Chip Cheek, Shivanee Ramlochan, Ingrid Rojas-Contreras, and Brad Felver

8:15 p.m.Readings by Christina Garcia and Matthew Olzmann

Saturday, August 17

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Jericho Brown, "Faith in the Now: Some Notes on Poetry and Immortality"

4:15 p.m.Readings by Zalika Reid-Benta, Emily Yoon, and Liam Callanan

8:15 p.m.Readings by Jennifer Grotz and Michael Parker

Sunday, August 18

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Liam Callanan, "Invisible Charachters, Black Holes, and the Astrophysics of Fiction: an Introduction"

4:15 p.m.Readings by Lauren Markham, Shara Lessley, and Ravi Howard

8:15 p.m.Readings by Rick Barot and Aminatta Forna

Monday, August 19                

8:15 p.m.Readings by Jesse Donaldson, Lauren Francis-Sharma, and A.E. Stallings

Tuesday, August 20

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Matthew Olzmann, "A Room Within a Room: Imagined Interiors"

4:15 p.m.Readings by R.O. Kwon, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Dustin Pearson, Deepak Unnikrishnan

8:15 p.m.Readings by Maud Casey and Vievee Francis

Wednesday, August 21

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Ravi Howard, "Countermelodies: How Race and History Shape the Interior Voice"

4:15 p.m.Readings by Tyler Mills, Zeyn Joukhadar, and Jennifer Finney Boylan

8:30 p.m.Musical Program**

**Please note that this 8:30 p.m. program will take place in the Barn on the Bread Loaf campus

Thursday, August 22

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Mary Szybist

4:15 p.m.Readings by Amy Bonnaffons, Michael Shewmaker, and Liz Windhorst-Harmer

8:15 p.m.Readings by Reyna Grande and Sally Keith

Friday, August 24

9:00 a.m.Lecture by Alexander Chee, "Point of View and Point of Telling in James Baldwin's Go Tell it on the Mountain"

4:15 p.m.Readings by Natalie Diaz, Matthew Lansburgh, and Don Lee

8:15 p.m.Readings by Jericho Brown and Christopher Castellani


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

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