Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Lectures and readings are free and open to the public. All events will take place in the Little Theater on the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, Vermont. Events are subject to change; call 802-443-5286 to confirm days and times.

Wednesday, August 16

8:15 p.m. - Welcome by Jennifer Grotz and Reading by Ellen Bryant Voigt

Thursday, August 17

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Jennifer Finney Boylan, “The Heisenberg Variations: Invention, Revision, and Uncertainty”

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Jay Gao, Miciah Bay Gault, and Joseph Earl Thomas

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Gerardo Sámano Córdova, Patrick Phillips, and Tiphanie Yanique

Friday, August 18

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Tomás Q. Morín, “Talking Back: Homage and Its Uses”

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Alice Elliott Dark and Matthew Olzmann

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Matthew Baker, Erin Belieu, and Lauren Francis-Sharma

Saturday, August 19

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Elisa Gabbert, “The Essay as Realm: On Structure and Mood”

1:15 p.m. - Lecture by Kamran Javadizadeh

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Maggie Millner, Monica West, and Dean Bakopoulos

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Victoria Chang and Jess Row

Sunday, August 20

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Tiphanie Yanique, “For Real: Writing Characters of Color, and Staying in Your Own Integrity of Character”

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Sindya Bhanoo, Amanda Gunn, and David Treuer

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Carl Phillips and Emily Raboteau

Monday, August 21

11:00 a.m. - Lecture by Jess Row, ““The Structure of a Story Compared to a Bubble”

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Rachel Beanland, Janine Joseph, and Tomás Q. Morín

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Vievee Francis and Laura van den Berg

Tuesday, August 22

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Erin Belieu, “Flinging The Soul: On Negative Capability and the Creative Process”

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Jori Lewis, James Davis May, Janika Oza, and Caleb Tankersley

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Jennifer Grotz and Paul Yoon

Wednesday, August 23

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by David Treuer, “How to Make (Them) Believe: Urgency, the Other,

and Point of View in Fiction and Nonfiction”

4:15 p.m. - Reading by Sigrid Nunez

Thursday, August 24

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Vievee Francis, “Shifting Narratives in African American Poetry: Obama, Al Green, and Writing Post-BlackArts Movement, or The Audacity of My Own Damn Belligerence”

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, and Christopher Castellani

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Sidik Fofana, Elisa Gabbert, and Tania James

Friday, August 25

9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Patrick Phillips, “Out-of-the-Body Travel: The Poem as Time Machine”

4:15 p.m. - Readings by Sierra Crane Murdoch, Jacob Shores-Argüello, and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

8:15 p.m. - Readings by Gabrielle Bates, Jennifer Finney Boylan, and Luis Alberto Urrea