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CWP Faculty Named Bread Loaf Conference Fellow


BFA and MFA faculty member Angela Pelster-Wiebe has been named the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Nonfiction for the 2018 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. The Katharine Bakeless Nason Awards support the conference’s goal of fostering a writing community that gives voice to writers of all backgrounds, ages, and experience.

Founded in 1926, Bread Loaf is the oldest writers’ conference in America and held its first session a generation before “creative writing” became a course of study in educational settings. Today Bread Loaf is again leading the way with new programs dedicated to environmental writing and also literary translation.

Held in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont and boasting a rich literary and intellectual tradition, the conference gathers together emerging writers to work closely with a diverse and talented faculty. Workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are at the core of the conference. Groups are kept small to facilitate discussion, and all participants meet individually with their faculty leaders to elaborate on workshop comments. Faculty members also offer lectures on issues around literary writing and one-hour classes on specific aspects of the craft. Readings by the faculty, conference participants, and guests take place throughout the day and into the night. Participants meet with visiting editors, literary agents, and publishers who provide information and answer questions, individually or in small groups.

To read more about the 2018 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellows, click here.

Congratulations, Angela!