The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences offer Middlebury College students fully funded scholarships to attend the 2021 virtual workshop series.

The Middlebury College Student Contributor Awards are available for current undergraduate students and recent alums (graduation years 2019, 2020, and 2021) of Middlebury College who would like to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences’ Virtual Workshop Series.

The awards are granted based on the quality of work submitted and cover tuition at the virtual workshop to which you apply.

Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshops

The Bread Loaf Workshop Series brings together emerging writers to work closely with a diverse and talented faculty. 

The Bread Loaf Workshop Series is a two-week long session comprised of two separate one-week online workshops. During the workshop series participants will experience the intensity—and challenge—of working under the guidance of notable writers, including MacArthur Fellows, U.S. poets laureate, and recipients of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

2021 Dates and Overview

The Bread Loaf Workshop Series will take place from August 8 to 21, 2021. The series is comprised of two separate online workshop weeks, and writers can apply to one or both:
Workshops Week 1: August 9, 11, and 13
Workshops Week 2: August 16, 18, and 20

The Workshop Series features small workshops that meet via Zoom. During the session, workshop participants take part in three two-hour group meetings offered on the Monday, Wednesday, Friday, either at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. EST (see times listed with workshop leader names here).

Apply

Middlebury College Student Contributor Award applications are accepted online and must be submitted by April 15. Please note that this scholarship does not require an application fee.

In addition to the online application, scholarship applicants must submit a writing sample. See the Manuscript Guidelines for important details.

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Workshops

The Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Workshop Series is a week-long online session designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. 

Thanks to a generous contribution from the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program and the Franklin Environmental Center, the Middlebury College Student Contributor Awards for this Conference will include tuition for the workshops.

2021 Dates and Overview

The Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Workshop Series will be held from June 6 to June 12, 2021.The Workshop Series features small workshops that meet via Zoom. During the session, workshop participants take part in three two-hour group meetings offered on the Monday, Wednesday, Friday, either at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. EST (see times listed with workshop leader names here).

Apply

Middlebury College Student Contributor Award applications are accepted online and must be submitted by April 1. Please note that this scholarship does not require an application fee.

In addition to the online application, scholarship applicants must submit a writing sample. See the Manuscript Guidelines for important details.

Bread Loaf Translators’ Workshops

This conference is designed to provide training and community to beginning as well as experienced translators in the pursuit of translating literary texts into English—or to those aiming to be more sophisticated readers of literary translation and to incorporate it into the classroom.

An introductory workshop is available for those with limited or perhaps no foreign language background who would like to learn more about the translation process, and a manuscript workshop is available for someone with a background in a foreign language who would be able to submit a translation sample with the application (Middlebury students who do not yet have a translation manuscript to submit are encouraged to develop one with the application in mind; should you have any questions about this, please send a note to blt@middlebury.edu for more information).

2021 Dates and Overview

The Bread Loaf Translators’ Workshop Series will be held from June 6 to June 12, 2021.The Workshop Series features small workshops that meet via Zoom. During the session, workshop participants take part in three two-hour group meetings offered on the Monday, Wednesday, Friday, either at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. EST (see times listed with workshop leader names here). Both Introductory Workshops and Manuscript Workshops are offered. The Manuscript Workshops are genre based.

Apply

Middlebury College Student Contributor Award applications are accepted online and must be submitted by April 1. Please note that this scholarship does not require an application fee.

In addition to the online application, scholarship applicants must submit a writing sample. See the Manuscript Guidelines for important details.

Recommendations

For those who are current undergraduates, we also require a completed recommendation from a Middlebury College instructor. Applicants should ask a Middlebury College instructor to submit either a recommendation form or to send a narrative recommendation to blwc@middlebury.edu

Questions?

Contact Jason Lamb at jlamb@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5286.