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The 11th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 21 to June 28 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program offered readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included 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 included Eula Biss, Christopher DeWeese, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yannick Murphy, Okey Ndibe, Christine Schutt, James Tate, and Arisa White. Tuition, which included some meals, was $1,350. Manuscript consultations were available for an additional $150. Several lodging options were offered, starting at $44 per night for a dorm room. Scholarships and grants were available. Using the online submission system, writers submitted five to seven pages of poetry or seven to nine pages of prose with a $30 application fee. General applications were accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for scholarship applications was March 16. Visit the website for more information.
Juniper Summer Writing Institute, 466 Bartlett Hall, English Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-5503. Betsy Wheeler, Managing Director.