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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.

Adam Giannelli Reads at Bread Loaf 2014

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Adam Giannelli reads his poetry at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference:

“Fern and Shadow” (published in Kenyon Review, 35.1)

Adam Giannelli

Adam Giannelli’s poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Yale Review, FIELD, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He is the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and the editor of High Lonesome (Oberlin College Press, 2006), a collection of essays on Charles Wright. He currently studies at the University of Utah, where he is a doctoral student in literature and creative writing, and a poetry editor for Quarterly West.

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 | Maud Casey Reads at Bread Loaf 2014

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Maud Casey reads her fiction at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference:

An excerpt from her new novel, The Man Who Walked Away: 

Maud CaseMaud Caseyy is the author of The Man Who Walked Away, just released in paperback by Bloomsbury Publishing. She has also penned two previous novels: The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book, and Genealogy; as well as a collection of stories, Drastic. She is the recipient of the Calvino Prize and has received fellowships from the Fundación Valparaiso, Hawthornden International Writers Retreat, Château de Lavigny, Dora Maar, and the Passa Porta residency at Villa Hellebosch. Casey teaches at the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C.

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 | Ismet Prcic Reads at Bread Loaf

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Ismet Prcic reads “(…a full minute of everything, for cyrus…)” from his 2011 novel Shards

Prcic

Ismet Prcic was born in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1977 and immigrated to the United States in 1996. He holds an MFA in writing from the University of California, Irvine. His novel Shards won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for first fiction, the Writers Center First Novel Prize, and the Oregon Book Award. It was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and has been translated into nine languages. A recipient of a 2010 NEA award for fiction and a Sundance and Jerusalem screenwriting lab fellow, Prcic co-wrote the screenplay for the film Imperial Dreams which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award in its category. Prcic lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two annoying cats.

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 | Ross Gay Reads at Bread Loaf

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Ross GayRoss Gay reads “When After Some Time, Finally, Your Kids Are at Their Dad’s,” “Mine Are Ugly Feet,” and “To the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian,” at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference.

“When After Some Time, Finally, Your Kids Are at Their Dad’s”

 

“Mine Are Ugly Feet”

 

“To the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian”

 

Ross Gay is the author of the poetry collections Against Which (CavanKerry, 2006) and Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), and co-author of the chapbook, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Pyrite and Lace: Letters from Two Gardens (Organic Weapon Arts, 2014). With Patrick Rosal he is a co-founding editor of the online sports magazine, Some Call It Ballin’. He was a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow.

All Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference readings are available on iTunesU. To hear more, please visit our website.

Midweek Break | Jennine Capó Crucet Reads at Bread Loaf

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jccrucetJennine Capó Crucet reads a passage from her novel Magic City Relic at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of How to Leave Hialeah, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the John Gardner Book Prize, and the Devil’s Kitchen Award in Prose. A recipient of an O. Henry Prize and a Bread Loaf Fellow, her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Epoch, Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and other magazines. After working in South Central LA as a counselor to first-generation college students, she is now an assistant professor at Florida State University.

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

Midweek Break | Justin Torres Reads at Bread Loaf

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SUB-BOOK-AUTHOR-articleInline-v2Justin Torres reads an excerpt from his novel We the Animals at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

“We Wanted More”

Justin Torres’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Glimmer Train, and other publications. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and previously a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. One of the National Book Foundation’s 2012 5 Under 35s, he is a recipient of the Rolón United States Artist Fellowship in Literature, a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He teaches at Columbia University, Lesley University’s Low Residency MFA Program, and The Writers’ Foundry MFA Program at St. Joseph’s College.

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

Midweek Break | Melinda Moustakis Reads at Bread Loaf

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melind_3__1Melinda Moustakis reads at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her story, “What You Can Endure,” appears in NER 32.1.

Bear Down Bear North: Alaska Stories

Melinda Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and raised in California. Her debut collection, Bear Down Bear North: Alaska Stories (University of Georgia Press, 2011) won the Flannery O’ Connor Award in Short Fiction and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Her story “They Find the Drowned” won a PEN/O.Henry award.

Her work has also appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. She was named a 5 Under 35 writer by the National Book Foundation and was a Hodder Fellow at The Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University. She received a 2014 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship and is a 2014-2016 Kenyon Review Fellow in Fiction at Kenyon College.

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