The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences have a long and distinguished history, and this year for the first time, they will include a Translator’s Conference, the brainchild of Bread Loaf Conference Director Jennifer Grotz. I am honored to have been asked to join the inaugural faculty, which also includes Maureen Freely, Bill Johnston, and Don Share as well as Grotz herself, who, as you no doubt know, is a translator as well as poet. As is customary at Bread Loaf, each conference is comprised of several workshop groups. The translation conference will include five different workshops: one introductory workshop (taught by Jennifer Grotz), a pair of fiction workshops (taught by Maureen Freely and me), a poetry workshop taught by Don Share, and a mixed-genre workshop (Bill Johnston). Translators from all languages are welcome in any of the workshop groups. I am honored to be sharing billing with this dream team of colleagues. The week-long program will also feature lectures and guest speakers, usually in the afternoons (workshops meet in the mornings). I’ve never been to Middlebury before, and I can’t wait – I hear it’s gorgeous up there, and that Bread Loaf is an exciting and inspiring experience. This year’s dates are June 1 – 7, 2015. If you’d like to apply to take part in the conference, I suggest you get your application in ASAP. The deadline is March 15, but applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so it’s possible for any given workshop to fill up in advance of the deadline. For application information and other details, visit the Bread Loaf website.