Welcome to the New England Young Writers’ Conference.

2020 Conference, Canceled

Dear Community,

It is with sadness that I write to let you know that we will not be holding the New England Young Writers’ Conference this year due to concerns about the health risks associated with COVID-19.

This was a difficult decision to make, but with support from colleagues here at Middlebury College and using the policies Middlebury put in place this week regarding social distancing and visitors to campus as guidance, we have reached the conclusion that it is the wisest choice. Hopefully the situation here in the United States and globally will have improved by mid-May, but with all of the advanced planning required to put together a conference like this, including your own travel plans, it has felt important to come to a decision sooner rather than later.

We know you are disappointed. So are we! For those of us on the Conference Planning Committee and for the writers who teach at the Conference, it is a highlight of the year. We have been looking forward to meeting you and enjoying all of your creative energy. We hope and trust that you will find other ways to continue your growth as writers, and other ways to contribute your voices to the literary conversation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch. If you have already submitted a payment for the Conference, it will be returned to you as quickly as possible. Please bear with us as we do our best to manage the many logistical challenges involved in this change of plans.

Best wishes for your writing and all future success.

Sincerely,
Karin Gottshall, Director
New England Young Writers’ Conference


The New England Young Writers’ Conference (NEYWC) at Bread Loaf is a four day writing-focused workshop for high school students in New England and from around the country.  The long weekend is packed with writing seminars, workshops, readings, and opportunities to meet fellow young writers.

Download this NEYWC Poster 2020 to post around your school.

High School English teachers or guidance counselors may nominate up to 5 students from their school to participate in the conference.  Up to two may be selected.  Please

for more information on nominating your students.

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