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Novelist Dave Eggers Visits Fern Creek

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

We had a superb visit with Dave Eggers and Jim James (from the band My Morning Jacket). We talked  about creativity, imagination, and education. The two generously joined a group of Fern Creek students (in Louisville, KY)  for two hours that flew by like 15 minutes. We enjoyed some Nepali Samosas with tomato chutney courtesy

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Doctors in the House: Lewis, Wandera, Reeves Awarded PhDs

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Long standing Bread Loaf Teacher Network member, Ceci Lewis, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona on the 11th of August 2016.  Her dissertation, titled “Breaking Borders:  Women of Mexican Heritage in Douglas, Arizona,” examines the manifold ways in which fifteen women of Mexican heritage actively participated in the secular, spiritual, and

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Yulissa Nuñez: Writing and Acting for Change

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Editor’s note: Each summer, teachers from Andover Bread Loaf visit the Vermont campus to learn about work at Bread Loaf, and to get acquainted with students and faculty. Here is an excerpt from an introduction by Yulissa Nunez, first year Bread Loaf student, English teacher at Lawrence (MA)  High School, and an alumna of Andover

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Lawrence Youth Council: Lou Bernieri Keynote Address

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Lou Bernieri Andover Bread Loaf Director BLSE ’80; Honorary Doctorate ’16 Lawrence, MA Address to the Lawrence Youth Council El Taller, Lawrence, MA I’m honored to have the privilege to talk with you tonight. Thank you for asking me. A shout out to Marquis Victor of Elevated Thought, Lawrence Youth Council (LYC)’s coordinator, who is providing

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President Patton Confers Degrees, Inspires ‘Quiet and Loud Revolutions’

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Text excerpted from “Bread Loaf School of English Celebrates Commencement,” Middlebury Newsroom, authored by Dana Olsen. RIPTON, Vt. – The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English completed its 97th summer session with Commencement exercises for 50 master’s degree candidates at the Bread Loaf campus here on August 6. Emily Bartels, director of the School of English,

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Chris McCurry: Bring it Back 2016

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Chris McCurry, continued from “Bringing it Back: BLTN Teachers Reflect on Summer Learning” Each unit, students will read 5-10 different texts related to the unit’s topic. And each text will have a different mode, form, genre, purpose, audience. They will read a book of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction as their anchor texts and then explore

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Eloise Lynch: Bringing it Back 2016

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

Return to “Bringing it Back: BLTN Teachers Reflect on Summer Learning” Eloise Lynch: Bringing it Back 2016 This might have been my favorite Bread Loaf summer so far. My classes, as always, were amazing—inspiring, rigorous, intimate, productive. David Huddle’s class, Multi Genre Writing, reintroduced me to writing. The class alternated between reviewing published samples of poetry, short fiction, and

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From the Director: Opening Remarks in Vermont

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from Director Emily Bartels’ opening night talk at the Vermont Campus, June, 2015. But there is a side to Bread Loaf that happens long after our intensive summer of study together is done. I’ve seen it across the country. On the Navajo Nation, Navajo students are taking the lead,

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Many Faces of Lawrence

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

by Mary O’Brien Guerrero, Owner of El Taller and Book Store and Café Lawrence, Massachusetts MA ’04 “Lawrence is like a big book of history.” —Joel Tshimbolonga, sixth grade student from Rising Loaves In a quiet red brick compound on the corner of Essex and Union Streets in the heart of Lawrence, students attend the Bread

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Mabeshte Revisited

Oct 29th, 2015 | By

by David B. Wandera MA ’08, MLitt ’13 Doctoral Candidate, The Ohio State University Several years have passed since I wrote an article under the title, “Mabeshte is Cool: Teaching Young Writers in Nairobi.” In this present article I revisit one key concept that underpins that original article and which frames my approaches to practice,

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