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Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2021

August 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The Bread Loaf Workshop Series is a two-week-long session made up of two separate one-week workshops. During the workshop series participants will work under the guidance of notable writers, including MacArthur Fellows, U.S. poets laureate, and recipients of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.


The 2021 edition of the Bread Loaf Workshop Series will take place from August 8 to 21. The series is comprised of two separate workshop weeks, and writers can apply to one or both:
Workshops Week 1: August 9, 11, and 13
Workshops Week 2: August 16, 18, and 20

The Workshop Series features small workshops that meet via Zoom. During the session, workshop participants take part in three two-hour group meetings offered on the Monday, Wednesday, Friday, either at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. EST (see times listed with workshop leader names below).

Workshops are limited to six participants so that each manuscript receives individual attention and critique. All participants also meet individually with their workshop leader to amplify and refine what is said in the workshop itself. The manuscript packet of student writing is available to each workshop group in the weeks leading up to the session in order to allow time to read and prepare.

In addition to the workshops, meetings with agents and editors take place during the week. Established editors, literary agents, and publishers meet individually with workshop participants to share information on placing work in magazines and navigating the book publishing world. All workshop participants also enjoy access to the complete Access Bread Loaf Lecture Series in August.


Workshop Series Week One: $850.
Workshop Series Week Two: $850.

Financial aid is available.

Who Runs It

Middlebury College
204 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
[email protected]

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August 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am EDT
August 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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