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Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • Dining Job Fair

    Come join us for our 2 day Dining Job Fair and learn how you can be a part of our Dining Services and Retail Food Operations teams! $750 Sign on bonus!

    Friday July 30, 2021 4-6pm
    Saturday July 31, 2021 10am-12pm

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    Proctor Terrace

    Open to the Public

Friday, August 6, 2021

  • Jumma Prayer

    Join us for a congregational Jumma prayer including a Khutba (sermon). 

    McCullough - Mitchell Green Lounge

    Closed to the Public

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Monday, August 9, 2021

  • Bread Loaf Lecture Series: “Friend to Friend in the Endtime: Imagining Solidarity, Writing the Future” with Jess Row

    Dystopian or post-apocalyptic novels like Parable of the Sower, Station Eleven, Severance, Fiskadoro, and Dhalgren often imagine relationships of love, companionship, and interdependence across lines of race, gender identification, class, age, and nationality. This lecture raises the question of why these stories seem so attractive in the future, yet impossible in the present, and what we can learn from dystopian narratives about creating better characters in any story.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Admission: $25
    Open to the Public

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Bread Loaf Lecture Series: “The I As Multitudes" with Reginald Dwayne Betts

    The ways in which writers engage the I has always been worthy of discussion. But mostly not for what the I says about the writer - and yet, what we imagine the I says about the writer is what frightens so many of becoming multitudes. This class asks questions about the I and what it means to embody multitudes, what it means to be more than ourselves on the page.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Admission: $25
    Open to the Public
  • Bread Loaf Lecture Series: “The Art of Describing” with Jane Brox

    The most memorable prose descriptions make use not only of word choice but of syntax, context, rhythm, and sound for their effectiveness. In this class, we will discuss examples of exemplary descriptive prose as a means of helping participants enhance their own powers of description.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Admission: $25
    Open to the Public

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

  • Bread Loaf Lecture Series: “Literature in Real Time” with Craig Morgan Teicher

    Diary, daybook, to do list: these quotidian forms can be fruitful fodder for works of imaginative literature in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, spurring and dramatizing consciousness self-discovery in what feels like real time. This lecture will examine works by Hilton Als, A.R. Ammons, Sarah Manguso, Enrique Vila-Matas, and others to see what can be accomplished when these kinds of real-time check-ins are used as literary forms.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Admission: $25
    Open to the Public

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Jumma Prayer

    Join us for a congregational Jumma prayer including a Khutba (sermon). 

    McCullough - Mitchell Green Lounge

    Closed to the Public
  • Bread Loaf Lecture Series: “Slightly Odd or Profoundly Bizarre: Notes on Defamiliarization” with Matthew Oltzmann

    This lecture will explore the idea that poetry should “make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.” How does something recognizable or mundane suddenly find itself charged with mystery? How does something wild and surreal feel immediately connected to our daily lives? At a glance, it might seem like I’m describing two very different types of poems: one invested in our ordinary world, the other reaching for the absurd. The real and the unreal. However, in each of these modes, the effect I’m describing is actually achieved through similar means.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Admission: $25
    Open to the Public

Saturday, August 14, 2021

  • Bread Loaf Lecture Series: “Fiction Forms" with Tiphanie Yanique

    Poets use form to challenge themselves by the form’s limitations. Poets also use form to participate in poetic tradition. In many cases, poets push against the limitations for forms as a way to push against the traditions which created those forms. Specific forms, however, have specific strengths which allow for specific dynamics to arise in the poem. To this end, poets have often created new forms as ways to reference new cultural limitations, create new traditions and make possible new dynamics.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Admission: $25
    Open to the Public

Sunday, August 15, 2021

  • Bread Loaf Lecture Series: “Charisma and Characterization" with Charles Baxter

    What makes us fixate on a character so that we cannot look away? What causes a character to have power over us? Why do such people make us think about them? This is an immensely important and difficult topic, especially in these times, and I would like to talk about such characters as Morrison’s Sula, Melville’s Ahab, Dostoevsky’s Stavrogin, and possibly one of Shakespeare’s characters as “magnetic personalities.”

    Virtual Middlebury

    Admission: $25
    Open to the Public

Monday, August 16, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021