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Midweek Break | Peter Ho Davies Reads at Bread Loaf

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2006 smiling photoPeter Ho Davies reads his short story “What You Know” at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

“What You Know”

Peter Ho Davies is the author of the novel The Welsh Girl and the story collections The Ugliest House in the World and Equal Love. His work has appeared in Harpers, Atlantic Monthly, and Paris Review, among others, and his short fiction has been anthologized in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. In 2003 Granta magazine named him among its “Best of Young British Novelists,” and he was a 2008 recipient of the Pen/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies now lives in the US. He teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Michigan.

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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 | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.