The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is one of twelve summer programs offered at Middlebury College. The Program will take place from Wednesday, August 11 to Saturday, August 21.
The first scheduled event is a welcome and reading at 8:15 PM on August 11, but we ask that Bread Loafers plan to arrive by 5 PM that day. During the Conference, writing workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are the core of the curriculum. Breadloaf offers many opportunities for you to inform yourself about the world of publishing. Guest editors and agents give overviews of the industry, describing the functions of agents and literary editors, answering questions, and offering guidelines on how to submit book proposals and full-length manuscripts. You may sign up to meet with an editor or agent in small groups. Magazine editors, publicists, grant specialists, and other guests offer a range of presentations on topics related to publishing.