Even in this record D.C.-summer heat, I'm excited about being invited to attend the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., next month. I've heard sunset-perfect tales about the workshops, readings, lectures and writerly wanderings around the area.
I'm waiting to hear about which poet's workshop I'll be placed in and deciding which poems to send for the workshop. And travel plans. I guess I can't stay on this poetry cloud, but rather need to make some plans.
I had been wait-listed and was less-than-patiently trying to figure out when I might hear (of course, the program doesn't know when participants might drop out, so it is hard for them to give a firm timeline.) Because of all of my (fruitless) searching, I thought I'd save you the trouble:
I applied on February 6, heard I was wait-listed on May 25th and received the acceptance email the night of July 1st. The program begins August 15th.
Interested in the program and considering applying for next summer's program? Listen to past Lectures & Readings.
Have you been or are you going? I'd love to hear about your experiences and any advice you might have (that is, beyond saving up to pay for the tuition.)