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The 12th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 19 to June 26, 2016, on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program offers readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, as well as workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poets Heather Christle, Emily Pettit, Zachary Schomburg, and Evie Shockley; fiction writers Noy Holland, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Joy Williams; and creative nonfiction writer Paul Lisicky. Writers-in-residence include poets Chris Dombrowski, Eileen Myles, Betsy Wheeler, Dara Wier, and Matthew Zapruder; and fiction writers Arthur Flowers and Amelia Gray. Tuition is $1,500, which includes some meals; dorm lodging is available for $45 per night. Manuscript consultations are available for an additional $150. Full and partial scholarships and grants are available. Using the online submission system, submit five to seven pages of poetry or seven to nine pages of prose with a $30 application fee. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 15; general applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications open on January 1, 2016. Visit the website for more information.
Juniper Summer Writing Institute, University of Massachusetts, English Department, 466 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-5503. Betsy Wheeler, Managing Director.