Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue will be reading translations of new poems by Italian poet Marilena Renda as well as her own work during the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference online 2020 reading series with the New York-based translators’ collective Us & Them. The event will take place on June 12th at 11 pm Rome Time/5 pm New York Time. For more information and a link to the event visit the Middlebury Bread Loaf Conference website.
Founded in 1926, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference is based at Middlebury College in Vermont. Robert Frost was an active faculty member over the course of his life and his cabin stands on campus grounds. Other writers who have been part of the conference include Carson McCullers, Toni Morrison, Julia Alvarez, Mark Doty, and Norman Mailer. Professor Donahue was a fellow at the 2015 conference and has since remained close with a number of writers she met there. This year, because of the pandemic, the conference is offering live and recorded events online.