Dear Translators’ Conference Faculty,
We’re looking forward to seeing you in June!
Below you will find details about the information and materials we will need in order to prepare for your visit.
Thank you for taking a close look at the information noted here and submitting the materials requested. If you think of any questions, please let us know.
Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director
Jason Lamb, Coordinator
Forms Required for Honorarium Payment
Please return the forms below so we receive them by Friday, January 6.
1. W9 and Contract
Faculty are processed as independent contractors through Accounts Payable. Please complete the two forms below and return them to us by Friday, January 6.
These two forms are fillable online. To complete the document on your computer (1) download the document; (2) save the document with a new title, such as your name; (3) open the saved copy not the downloaded copy; (4) select “fill and sign” on the right of the PDF; (5) complete the document and save and return to us by email, fax, or mail.
Please be sure to list your name in the same way on both documents.
The payment will be processed just after the session. Payments are sent by check or direct deposit (see the direct deposit option included on the W9).
Please send the W9 and contract by email, fax, or mail:
Mail: Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, Middlebury College, 204 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753
2. Online Information Form
Please submit this online form so receive it by Friday, January 6.
In order to complete the form, you should have the following on hand:
- Publisher contact information for your most recent book
- List of titles and publication dates of your books you would like us to sell at the Bread Loaf Bookstore
- Emergency contact information
- License plate number (if driving to Bread Loaf)
- Names of anyone accompanying you to Bread Loaf, if any
- Your thoughts on offering a lecture and/or craft class (see more in the Lectures and Classes section below)
Conference Materials and Upcoming Deadlines
Dates subject to change.
Manuscript Packets (via Google Drive): April 3
Assignment for First Workshop Due: April 17
Bread Loaf Handbook: May 1
The Bread Loaf Handbook Includes a packing list and information regarding workshops, readings, and Bread Loaf facilities, including housing, meals, Wi-Fi access, and cell phone service, among other details.
Copy and Tech Needs: May 22
Access to Participant Photo and Bios: May 26
Middlebury College Policies
In support of our community effort to promote a campus and workplace environment that is safe and welcoming for all Middlebury students, faculty, and staff, we ask all faculty to review the Middlebury College Policies. Please plan to review this important information before your arrival on campus this summer.
Should you have any comments, questions, or concerns in the time leading up to or during the conference, please let us know by contacting one of the Bread Loaf staff members below:
Faculty arrive on Thursday, June 1 by 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for a cocktail hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Barn, followed by dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Bread Loaf Inn.
There is an important orientation meeting in the Barn at 8:00 p.m.
When you get to campus, please go to the Front Desk of the Bread Loaf Inn to get your room assignment and mailbox information. Registration packets will be distributed during the orientation meeting on Thursday at 8:00 p.m., in the Barn.
Thursday, June 8,is the last day of the session. Sunday is a travel day—breakfast is available in the morning and then people head out by noon.
Please see the Travel Page for driving directions, details on how to make taxi arrangements, travel from the Burlington Airport to the Bread Loaf campus, and other information.
The Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference offers a variety of pedagogical formats that in casual parlance are sometimes conflated, confused, or used interchangeably with one another. In an effort to clarify these formats (and with apologies for possible pedantry), descriptions are listed here to help you as you prepare your various events or presentations on the mountain
Lectures and Classes
We invite you to give a lecture and/or craft class. These two formats are especially popular with Bread Loafers and make up an essential part of the conversation that takes place on the mountain.
Lectures are delivered in the Barn and faculty usually read texts of 45-50 minutes presenting some literary question or topic. Their attendance is conference-wide.
Craft classes, also 50 minutes, are smaller, limited to 25 students who sign up based on the topic in advance, and as their name suggests, they are more hands-on or “craft” related (close reading of a text, writing or revision exercise, etc.) and are held in classrooms.
We ask for your interest in offering a lecture or craft class via the online Faculty Information Form, and if we are able to add either or both to our roster, we pay additionally: $1000 for a lecture; $500 for a craft class.
Decisions about lectures and class offerings will be made by the director in late winter or early spring to guarantee your time to prepare.
In order to help you get a sense of the daily lineup of events, please view the daily schedule from last year’s conference. The 2023 schedule will be available in your registration packet when you arrive on campus.