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The 11th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 22 to June 28 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program offers readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty and writers in residence include poets Timothy Donnelly, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Peter Gizzi, Dorothea Lasky, Evie Shockley, James Tate, Arisa White, and Dara Wier; fiction writers Mary Caponegro, Ron Hansen, Noy Holland, Sabina Murray, Joy Williams, and Leni Zumas; and creative nonfiction writers Paul Lisicky and Leigh Newman. Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,250. Several lodging options are offered, starting at $43 per night for a dorm room. Partial scholarships are available. Submit five to seven pages of poetry or seven to nine pages of fiction with a $25 application fee. General applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Juniper Summer Writing Institute, c/o University Conference Services, 810 Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-5503. Betsy Wheeler, Managing Director.