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Mid-Week Break | A. Van Jordan Reads at Bread Loaf 2014

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A. Van Jordan reads his poetry at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference:

“Notes from a Southpaw” 

A. Van JorA. Van Jordandan is the author of Rise (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A (W. W. Norton & Co., 2005), which was awarded an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and listed as one of the Best Books of 2005 by the London Times, as well as Quantum Lyrics (2007) and The Cineaste, (W. W. Norton & Co., 2013). Jordan was also awarded a Whiting Writers Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a United States Artists Fellowship. He has served on the faculty of a number of institutions including The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, The University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Michigan. He is currently at Rutgers University–Newark as the Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference website.

Mid-Week Break | Cara Blue Adams Reads at Bread Loaf 2014

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Cara Blue Adams reads her fiction at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. 

Cara Blue Adams‘s stories have appeared in Narrative, Missouri Review, Mississippi Review, Kenyon Review, Epoch, and the Sun. Her essays and criticism appear in the Rumpus, Ploughshares, and The Little Magazine in Contemporary America (University of Chicago Press, 2015). She has been cara%20bwawarded The Missouri Review William Peden Prize and The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, together with scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the VCCA, and she was recently named one of Narrative’s “15 Below 30.”

Raised in Putney, Vermont, Cara earned an MFA from the University of Arizona and went on to serve as editor of Southern Review. She now lives in Conway, SC, where she is an assistant professor of creative writing at Coastal Carolina University.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the the Bread Loaf website.

Mid-Week Break | Marianne Boruch Reads at Bread Loaf

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Marianne Boruch reads her poems at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

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“Progress”

“Mud Fest”

 

Marianne Boruch‘s eight poetry collections include Cadaver, Speak, and The Book of Hours, a Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award winner (Copper Canyon Press). She’s also the author of two essay collections, In the Blue Pharmacy and Poetry’s Old Air, and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler about hitchhiking in the early 70’s.

Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, London Review of Books, American Poetry Review, The Nation and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as artist residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, as well as at Isle Royale, our most isolated national park. A 2012 Fulbright/ Visiting Professor in Edinburgh, Scotland, she is the founding Director of Purdue University’s MFA program where she still teaches, in addition to teaching in the low residency Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Marianne’s work was first published in NER in 1990 (13.2) and 1994 (16.4) and her literary criticism “The End Inside It,” selected as a prose feature by Poetry Daily, appears in NER 33.2.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Website.

Mid-Week Break | Titi Nguyen Reads at Bread Loaf 2014

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Titi Nguyen shares an excerpt from her piece “Because We Share Bodies” at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholar Reading.

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Titi Nguyen‘s essays have appeared in Threepenny Review, the New York TimesTin House blog, Paris Review Daily, Witness, and elsewhere. She earned her BA at Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA at Bennington College. She received Crab Orchard Review‘s inaugural Feature Award in Literary Nonfiction. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, and raised in Massachusetts, Titi currently resides in New York City.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Website.

 

Midweek Break | Cheryl Strayed Reads at Bread Loaf

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Cheryl Strayed brings her voice to “Dear Sugar,” the advice column she has written for many years. Here, she reads selected columns in the Bread Loaf Little Theatre, dispensing advice to which we can all relate.

See more about Cheryl Strayed and her column at http://www.refinery29.com/2015/01/80305/cheryl-strayed-dear-sugar-podcast-steve-almond.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available on iTunesU. To hear more, please visit the Bread Loaf website.

Mid-Week Break | Stephen Schottenfeld Reads at Bread Loaf

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Stephen Schottenfeld reads an excerpt from his 2014 novel Bluff City Pawn at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

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Stephen Schottenfeld is the author of Bluff City Pawn. His stories have appeared in Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, New England Review, StoryQuarterly, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals, and have received special mention in both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories anthologies. He has been awarded a Michener/Copernicus Society of America grant, a Halls Fiction Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He teaches English at the University of Rochester.

Schottenfeld’s story “Stonewall and Jackson” appeared in NER 27.1.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Website.

Mid-Week Break | Rose McLarney reads at Bread Loaf

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Rose McLarney reads her poems at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

“Watershed” was published in Missouri Review.

“Story with a Real Beast and a Little Blood in It” was published in Poetry Daily and Slate.

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Rose McLarney’s second book, Its Day Being Gone, won the National Poetry Series award and was published by Penguin in May 2014. Her first book, The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, is available from Four Way Books. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Kenyon Review, Orion, Slate, New England Review (32.2), Painted Bride Quarterly, Greensboro Review, Missouri Review, and Mudlark. McLarney earned her MFA from Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and has taught writing at the college. She is currently Assistant Poetry Professor at Oklahoma State University. This year, she received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. Last year, she was awarded The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ George Garrett New Writing Award for Poetry, in 2011 her poems won Alligator Juniper’s National Poetry Prize, and in 2010 she was awarded the Joan Beebe Fellowship.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the the Bread Loaf website.

Mid-Week Break | Tommye Blount Reads at Bread Loaf 2014

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Tommye Blount reads his poetry at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference:

“The Lynching of Frank Embree” 

Tommye BlountTommye Blount, a Detroit native, received his BA in Advertising from Michigan State University. He is a recent graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers and a Cave Canem alum. His work appears or is forthcoming in The Collagist, Upstreet, VinylNew England ReviewPoetry, and Indiana Review. He is at work on his first manuscript, Trapped in the Wrong Body Again.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Website.

Mid-Week Break | Mike Scalise Reads at Bread Loaf 2014

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Mike Scalise reads his an excerpt from his novel at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference:

“Novel excerpt: Rejuvenation Machine” 

Mike Scalise‘s wMike Scaliseork has appeared in Agni, Paris Review, Post Road, Ninth Letter, the Wall Street Journal, Cupboard, and a numerous other places. He’s received fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf and Yaddo, and has been the Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Website.

Mid-Week Break | Ursula Hegi reads at Bread Loaf

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Ursula Hegi reads the first chapter from her novel in-progress at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Ursula%20Hegi%20photo%20#4%20-%20Children%20and%20FireUrsula Hegi is a bi-cultural writer who has published 12 books. Her Bulgdorf Cycle encompasses Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother’s PalmThe Vision of Emma Blau, and Children and Fire. Hegi’s work has been translated into many languages. Awards include the Italian Grinzane Cavour, NEA, and PEN/Faulkner. She is MFA faculty at Stony Brook Southampton, and has also taught at Barnard and Irvine. She has served as a juror for the National Book Awards and the National Book Critics Circle.

Her new work will appear in NER 36.3, fall 2015.

All Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference readings are available for free on iTunesU. Want to hear more? Visit the the Bread Loaf website.