New Environmental Writing Conference

December 11, 2013 — Leave a comment


Middlebury College and Orion Magazine are sponsoring a new environmental writing conference June 9-15, 2014 in Middlebury, Vermont.

Here is a brief summary of the conference from the Middlebury College website:

Middlebury College and award-winning Orion magazine are teaming up to launch The Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, a unique forum modeled after Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (BLWC). The Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program, the oldest undergraduate environmental studies program in the nation, will also serve as a co-sponsor of the new conference. Beginning in 2014, the intensive week-long program is designed for those who want to bring more depth of knowledge and understanding to their writing about the environment and the natural world.

The conference, which will take place June 9-15 at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf campus, will feature faculty that include writers Rick Bass, Jane Brox, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Camille Dungy, Maurice Manning and Alan Weisman.

The conference will benefit writers across multiple genres:

…The new conference will benefit writers who want to improve their writing about the environment; poets who are drawn to writing about the natural world; environmental professionals who want to strengthen their writing skills; and those who seek to become better advocates for the environment through their writing.

More information can be found on the Middlebury website. The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference has a great reputation, so this conference should be one to keep in mind as well.

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