Juniper Summer Writing Institute

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Amherst, MA
Event Date: 
June 16, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The 2019 Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 16 to June 22 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and readings. The faculty includes poets CAConrad, Ross Gay, Bianca Stone, and Dara Wier; fiction writers Noy Holland and Joy Williams; and creative nonfiction writer Mitchell S. Jackson. Visiting writers include poets Cameron Awkward-Rich, Khadijah Queen, and Ocean Vuong; fiction writers Gabriel Bump, LeAnne Howe, and Jordy Rosenberg; and creative nonfiction writer Jaquira Díaz. Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,600. Manuscript consultations are available for an additional $300. Lodging is available for $25 to $49 per night in a campus dorm room, $149 per night for a private room at the campus hotel, or $75 to $205 per night at a nearby hotel. Using the online application system, submit five pages of poetry or up to 10 pages of prose with a $40 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Juniper Summer Writing Institute, University of Massachusetts, English Department, E354 South College, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-5503. Betsy Wheeler, Managing Director.