Middlebury

Bread Loaf is a mountain, a school, a conference.

School of English

Each summer since 1920, the Bread Loaf School of English has offered a rich array of graduate courses in literature, the teaching of writing, creative writing, and theater arts to students from across the United States and the world.

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Writers’ Conferences

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference is the oldest writers' conference in America, convening yearly in mid-August at Middlebury's Bread Loaf Mountain campus amid the Green Mountain National Forest in Ripton, Vermont.

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History & Culture

It began with a gift of land nearly a century ago. And those who have spent time there—Frost, Welty, Ellison, and Stegner, among others—simply call it The Mountain. A perfect place to study and celebrate the written word.