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