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Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Juniper Summer Writing Institute
Amherst, Massachusetts
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline:
March 15, 2016

The 12th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 19 to June 26, 2016, on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program offered readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, as well as workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included 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 included poets Chris Dombrowski, Eileen Myles, Betsy Wheeler, Dara Wier, and Matthew Zapruder; and fiction writers Arthur Flowers and Amelia Gray. Tuition was $1,500, which included some meals; dorm lodging was available for $45 per night. Manuscript consultations were available for an additional $150. Full and partial 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. The deadline for scholarship applications was March 15; general applications were accepted on a rolling basis. Applications opened 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.

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