Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference

Middlebury College is hosting it’s first annual environmental writer’s conference, which will focus on all things writing and the environment:

The Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference is an annual, week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Orion magazine, and Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Program.

While there’s not time to apply for the program, there are a number of public events scheduled. Here’s what you can attend this week:

June 9th:

  • 8:00pm, Opening Event

June 10th:

  • 9:00 am, Lecture by Alan Weisman, “Where Environmentalists Fear to Tread”
  • 3:30 pm, Publishing panel with Jennifer Sahn of Orion magazine, Deanne Urmy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Joan Wyckoff of Carol Mann Agency, and moderator H. Emerson Blake.
  • 8:00 pm, Reading by Camille Dungy.

June 11th:

  • 9:00 am, Lecture by Maurice Manning, “How Landscape Went From Being the Setting of a Poem to Being the Subject of the Poem.”
  • 8:00 pm, Reading by Alison Hawthorne Deming.

June 12th:

  • 9:00 am, Lecture by Rick Bass
  • 8:00 pm, Reading by Maurice Manning

June 13th:

  • 9:00 am, Lecture by Alison Hawthorne Deming, “To See Beyond Earth’s Noise: New Relationships Between Art and Science.”
  • 8:00 pm, Reading by Jane Brox.

June 14th,

  • 9:00 am, Lecture by Camille Dungy, “Like Taming Something Wild: Why Setting, Smile, and Metaphor Make Sense.”
  • 8:00 pm, Reading by Alan Weisman.

Full details are here.