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Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Juniper Summer Writing Institute
Amherst, Massachusetts
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions

The 11th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 22 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 and writers in residence included 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 included some meals, was $1,250. Several lodging options were offered, starting at $43 per night for a dorm room. Partial scholarships were available. Applicants submitted five to seven pages of poetry or seven to nine pages of fiction with a $25 application fee. General applications were accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for scholarship applications was March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.

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.

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