sun visible through flowers on Bread Loaf campus
(Credit: Ananda Lima )

Dream Loaf - August 12 to 22

The August Dream Loaf schedule of free online programming is now available! Visit the Dream Loaf page for the full lineup and mark your calendars! You’ll also find the June schedule with videos to watch now, including all of the lectures, readings, and special live events.

Julia Alvarez standing and smiling
Julia Alvarez, Author and Co-founder of The Scheherazade Project
“Together we can create a groundswell of creative expression to carry us forward.” (Credit: Brandon Cruz González )

The Scheherazade Project and “101 Nights”

The Scheherazade Project is a women’s activism through storytelling arts movement that uses the power of art, female creativity, solidarity, and courage in promoting social justice, nourishing our spirits, and enabling a more beloved community. They invite you to join them for “101 Nights,” a countdown to election day that features a live program every night at 8 p.m. EST July 25 to November 2. Watch the videos here. To get involved in the movement and/or submit a story click here. Stories can be of any art form, including spoken word, poetry, music, dance, painting, sculpture, and they need not be political in nature. Lisa Leibow, Co-founder of the Scheherazade Project, adds, “We are encouraging everyone regardless of gender to join the movement by posting their own stories and art on social media, using #101nights and tagging us @1001USnights.”


After extended consultation with Middlebury College’s Crisis Management Team and its Senior Leadership Group, the four 2020 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences were cancelled. 
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