Postcard from Bread Loaf

I’m at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont, and it’s like the setting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

I’ve been to Bread Loaf a few times before, and the history of this place always staggers me. Here’s just a sampling of the writers who’ve been here over the years: Ralph Ellison, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, Toni Morrison, Anne Sexton, and, of course, Robert Frost. Even Julia Child was here—she worked in the office.

I’m teaching a workshop with Luis Urrea, who is perhaps the nicest person on earth. Have to go run to teach a craft class, and then go to 1,000 more readings…

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