Public Events Listing for the 2007 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Aug. 15-25

All events will take place on the Bread Loaf campus in the Little Theatre, located on Route 125.
*Please note the later start time for the afternoon reading on Aug. 16; all other afternoon readings begin at 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15
8:15 p.m.  Welcome by Michael Collier and readings by Eavan Boland and Joanna Scott

Thursday, Aug. 16
9 a.m.   Lecture by Scott Russell Sanders, “Honoring the Ordinary”
4:30 p.m.* Readings by Susan Orlean and Annick Smith
8:15 p.m.  Readings by James Longenbach and David Shields

Friday, Aug. 17
9 a.m.   Lecture by Joanna Scott, “Dreaming Amidst the Ruins”
4:15 p.m.  Readings by Ilya Kaminsky, Alix Ohlin, and Danielle Trussoni
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Matt Hart and Stacey D’Erasmo

Saturday, Aug. 18
9 a.m. Lecture by Eavan Boland, “The Political Poem in a Time of Change: Some Contemporary Irish Poems” 
4:15 p.m.  Readings by Peter Chilson, Matt Donovan, and Stanley Alfred Gazemba
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Bret Anthony Johnston, Rishi Reddi, and Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Sunday, Aug. 19
9 a.m.   Lecture by Robert Cohen, “Emblem, Essence: Naming and its Discontents”
4:15 p.m.  Readings by Nan Cohen, Debra Marquart, and Helen Schulman
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Steve Orlen and Danzy Senna

Monday, Aug. 20
4:15 p.m.  Readings by Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Thai Jones, and Ed Pavlic
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Sherwin Bitsui and William Kittredge

Tuesday, Aug. 21
9 a.m.   Lecture by James Longenbach, “Poem, Prose, Prose-poem: Three Definitions”
4:15 p.m.  Readings by Linda Busby Parker, Benjamin Percy, and Natasha Trethewey
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Jennifer Grotz and Lan Samantha Chang

Wednesday, Aug. 22
9 a.m.   Lecture by David Shields, “Reality Hunger: A Manifesto”
4:15 p.m.  Readings by Camille Dungy, Emily Mitchell, and Sigrid Nunez
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Percival Everett and Arthur Sze

Thursday, Aug. 23
9 a.m.   Lecture by Arthur Sze, “The Wang River Sequence”
4:15 p.m.  Reading by Edward P. Jones
8:15 p.m. Musical programs with François Clemmons and George Matthew;
and Roland and Gary Clark

Friday, Aug. 24
9 a.m.   Lecture by Stacey D’Erasmo, “The Unsayable”
4:15 pm.  Readings by Major Jackson and C.E. Poverman
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Kevin McIlvoy and Scott Russell Sanders

Saturday, Aug. 25
9 a.m. Lecture by William Kittredge, “Where Should We Be:
Can Artists be Anything but Regionalists?”
4:15 p.m.  Readings by Sally Ball, Ravi Howard, and Douglas Trevor
8:15 p.m.  Readings by Robert Cohen and Michael Collier

Members of the public should contact the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference to confirm days and times. Prior to the first week of the conference, call 802-443-5286; after Aug. 13, call 802-443-2700. For more information, see the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Web page.