Just returned from the 2014 Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, where I was a work-study fellow in fiction. An amazing, trying, thrilling experience, loaded with lecture, workshop, seminars and gruelling shifts as a worker for the conference. The mountain is a deeply serious literary space, established by Robert Frost and for 78 years, populated by the very best in faculty and guests. My compadres in the fellowship were hard-working, selfless and also indescribable literary rockstars. I felt like I was in the company of America’s upcoming greats. So much to be thankful for, in particular, the opportunity to study in such fine company.
Here is a reading that we did for a packed crowd on Sunday night. Listen to the entire thing here, track 8, the Work-Study Reading. I’m reading next-to-last, at around 35 mins.