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The 11th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 21 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 includes poets Heather Christle, Matthea Harvey, Zachary Schomburg, and Dara Wier; fiction writers Brian Evenson, Noy Holland, and Joy Williams; and creative nonfiction writer Paul Lisicky. The writers-in-residence include Eula Biss, Christopher DeWeese, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yannick Murphy, Okey Ndibe, Christine Schutt, James Tate, and Arisa White. Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,350. Manuscript consultations are available for an additional $150. Several lodging options are offered, starting at $44 per night for a dorm room. 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. General applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 16. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Juniper Summer Writing Institute, 466 Bartlett Hall, English Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-5503. Betsy Wheeler, Managing Director.