Welcome to Dream Loaf!
Dream Loaf free programming includes a curated selection of lectures and readings pulled from archives along with some live events.
The June events located near the bottom of this page will live on through the summer and beyond, and the August schedule of dreamy events will begin soon, August 12 to 22.
Registration is not required. Simply click on each program title below on the day of the event. Links to archived videos will become active the morning of the program (audio where noted); links to live events will become available at the time specified for that particular program. Closed captioning is provided for all events.
Thank you to Special Collections of the Davis Library at Middlebury College, with special thanks to Patrick Wallace for digitizing these files.
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August Dream Loaf
Wednesday, August 12
Stacey D'Erasmo, “After the World Ends: The Artist’s Response to Crisis”
The world has ended more than once, in fire and in water and in blood. What happens to the work of individual writers and artists as they are swept up, or away, by history? How can events of almost unimaginable devastation result in radical new pathways for art?
Reading by Gloria Naylor
Thursday, August 13
Readings by Yusef Komunyakaa and Kevin Young
Readings by Catherine Bush and Yusef Komunyakaa
Friday, August 14
4 p.m. EST
Co-interview by Lauren Francis-Sharma and David Treuer
Saturday, August 15
Brad Watson, “Your Beautiful Mind in Chains: A Discussion of the Use of Craft to Make Art”