BLTN International

Re-Imagining the Teaching of Writing: An International Collaboration

May 28th, 2021 | By

Early in the morning on February 27, 2021 for attendees from all U.S. time zones, and early in the evening Pakistan time, over 70 educators gathered from across the farthest reaches BLTN, the Andover Bread Loaf Peace Literacy Network. Inspired by the 10th anniversary of Karachi-based The School of Writing (TSW), Director Mohsin Tejani (MA

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Mixtapes, Chicken, and the Liberal Arts Tradition: A Nairobi-Ohio Exchange

May 28th, 2021 | By and

Editor’s Note: In Fall 2020, mid-pandemic, Gregory Booth of Sheridan High School in Ohio, and Sheilla Lupao of Rusinga School in Nairobi, Kenya enacted plans following the time-honored BLTN tradition of fostering meaning-making through written dialogue, scaffolding that dialogue from personal exchanges of perspective to more academic forms for thinking. What follows is a set of

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Opportunities out of Nowhere: Karachi Connections

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…The virus came from nowhere, but it also brought opportunities from nowhere. TSW was fortunate to be associated with Andover Bread Loaf and the wider Bread Loaf Teacher Network. Although these are trying times that are constantly evolving, one lesson learned is that collaboratives, collectives, and networks are the way to go…”

Writing for Peace: ABL in Karachi and Mumbai

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

BLTN Leader and Andover Bread Loaf Associate Director, Rich Gorham (BLSE ’01) kept the Bread Loaf community informed as he worked with Mohsin Tejani (BLSE ’01), founder of the School of Writing in Karachi, Pakistan, and Lee Krishnan (BLSE ’07), teacher at Diamond Jubilee High School in Mumbai, India, to plan the 2018 Peace Literacy

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One Word at a Time: Peace Literacy in El Salvador

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The Andover Bread Loaf Peace Literacy Network’s tradition of going global with writing workshops landed with full creative force in El Salvador this summer. The Peace Literacy Network is inspired by the Andover Bread Loaf model of democratic, participatory expression as personal and professional development. Here are excerpts, taken from the project blog at, from

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A Genre without Borders: Jennifer Coreas on Memoir, History, and Social Action

Oct 24th, 2017 | By

  The October issue of BreadCast features Jennifer Coreas’ reflections on her childhood in war-torn El Salvador, and the role of writing in her intellectual growth and professional work.

Stories Walking: An International Workshop for Indigenous Writers

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

  Stories Walking – Costa Rica and the Beginning of an International Relationship Ceci Lewis English Department Chair, Cochise College Sierra Vista, AZ BLSE 1996 This August, Bread Loaf Teacher Network members Rex Lee Jim and I began a journey to make a shared dream a reality. Traveling with two Navajo Youth Leaders from the Navajo Community

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Peace Literacy: Advocacy and Action in Haiti

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Andover Bread Loaf: Advocacy and Action by Chantal Kenol-Desmornes Bridge Academy and College Classique Feminin Port au Prince, Haiti BLSE 2015 Editor’s note: This talk was presented to the Bread Loaf Vermont community on July 14, 2016.  Good evening everyone. It’s good to be back on this beautiful mountain. And it feels especially good to be

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Writing for a Better World: Bread Loaf Mumbai

Oct 4th, 2015 | By

Read travelogues and conference proceedings from the 2015 Bread Loaf India conference at Be sure to read Rich Gorham’s detailed daily posts. For a collection of articles featuring aspects of BLTN’s international projects, take this link.

Karachi Connection: A Webinar on Teaching Writing

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By

The School of Writing in Karachi, Pakistan, organized a webinar for school teachers from Karachi this past September. Andover Bread Loaf and Bread Loaf Teacher Network colleagues Mohsin Tejani in Karachi and Lorena German in Austin, Texas, collaboratively designed the two-hour virtual visit with Lorena. Topics Lorena covered with the teachers included “skills-based learning, accountability of students

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