Midweek Break | Cheryl Strayed Reads at Bread Loaf


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.

Matthew Vollmer Selected for Best American Essays

BAE 20132We’re pleased to announce that Matthew Vollmer’s “Keeper of the Flame” from NER 33.1 was selected for Best American Essays 2013. This year’s guest editor is Cheryl Strayed, and the series editor is Robert Atwan. The anthology will be out next fall from Houghton Mifflin.

Vollmer contributed a short piece to our NER Digital series last fall, entitled Epitaph IX, which is included in his book Inscriptions for Headstones.He is the author of Future Missionaries of America, a collection of stories and co-editor, with David Shields, of Fakes: An Anthology of Psuedo-Interviews, Faux Lectures, Quasi-Letters, “Found” Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts.