Library Notes

Apr 4th, 2018 | By

For our sixth issue of BreadCast, John Hall shares a found poem he created in Professor Brenda Brueggemann’s class Teaching/Writing: The Art and Act of Writing about Teaching during the Summer 2017 session of the Bread Loaf School of English. Hall, a Lit for Life Scholar who teaches who teaches English and Urban Agriculture at Fern

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BreadCast: A BLTN Podcast Series

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In his book Writing to Be Read and in thousands of interactions with teachers and writers, Bread Loaf Professor Ken Macrorie shared his conviction that writing read aloud is writing brought alive. With this series of podcasts, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network invites listeners to enjoy pieces developed in Bread Loaf contexts. This (mostly) monthly podcast series

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My Name: Rajwinder Kaur on Names, Identity, and Multicultural Storytelling

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

The November BreadCast, the fifth episode of the series, features Rajwinder Kaur’s summer work from the “Multicultural Digital Storytelling ” course led by Professor Cruz Medina at the Bread Loaf Santa Fe campus.

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.

BreadCast #3: Beacons

Aug 4th, 2017 | By

The August episode of BreadCast features Vermont teacher, writer, and blogger Moira Donovan reflecting on twenty years as a rural educator. This conversation and reading, inspired by a visit with BLTN’s Dixie Goswami, draw from Moira’s 1996 Bread Loaf Teacher Rural Teacher Network Magazine essay, “The Wholeness of Teaching: Moments of Survival,” and Moira’s recent blog post on

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Breadcast #2: Say Yes to Pears

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

For the second episode of Breadcast, Brent Peters tells us, “When you have 50 pounds of pears and a strict lesson plan, pears go to waste.” In “Say Yes to Pears,” Brent gives us a teaching stance that supports “learning in season” so pears and student voices may be savored. To subscribe to podcast episodes,

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Introducing BreadCast: A BLTN Podcast Series

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By

We hope you enjoy the first episode of a series of BLTN podcasts we’re calling BreadCast. See the podcast page— as part of the MiddCast series— to subscribe. Feel free to discuss Alfredo’s take on voice below. We’d love your ideas for future releases. Email to with ideas.

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