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 Monday, February 5.

1. W9 and Contract

Faculty are processed as independent contractors through Accounts Payable. Please complete the three forms below and return them to us by Monday, Februrary 5.

These three 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 all 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:

Email: blt@middlebury.edu
Fax: 802-443-2087
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 Monday, February 5.

Faculty Information Form

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

Updated on April 17

Manuscript Packets (via Google Drive): April 18

Assignment for First Workshop Due:  May 2

Bread Loaf Handbook: Available May 3.

The Bread Loaf Translators’ Faculty Handbook includes a packing list and information regarding workshops, housing, meals, Wi-Fi access, and cell phone service, among other details.
 

Copy & Tech Needs: Please submit the form by May 20.

Copy & Tech Needs Form

We make copies of handouts for faculty and are asking you to upload the master copies via this form. We’re also asking faculty to let us know of any tech needs they may have during the conference.  Whether you’re planning to show one picture or do something more involved with Powerpoint and sound during one of your programs (class, lecture, workshop), it would be helpful to know as soon as possible via the form.

Access to Participant Photo and Bios:  May 24

COVID-19

Specific COVID-19 protocols will be announced in the the spring of 2024, leading up to conference.

Additional links for your reference:

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences COVID-19 Information

Middlebury COVID-19 Updates Page

CDC COVID Page

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:

Jennifer Grotz, Director, jgrotz@middlebury.edu
Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director, ncargill@middlebury.edu
Jason Lamb, Coordinator, jlamb@middlebury.edu

Arrival

Faculty arrive on Monday, June 10 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 Monday at 8:00 p.m., in the Barn.

Departure

Monday, June 17, is the last day of the session. Monday is a travel day—breakfast is available in the morning and then people head out by noon.

Travel Information

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.

Event Formats

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, 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.

See a list of past lectures and classes

Sample Schedule

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 2024 schedule will be available in your registration packet when you arrive on campus.

2023 Daily Schedule