Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Amherst, MA
Event Date: 
June 18, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2016
E-mail address: 

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 18 to June 25 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poets Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, Harryette Mullen, and Dara Wier; fiction writers Stephen Graham Jones, Sam Michel, and Joy Williams; and creative nonfiction writer Paul Lisicky. The writers in residence include Arda Collins, Rachel B. Glaser, Nathan Hill, Amy Leach, Lydia Millet, Camille Rankine, Arisa White, and Tiphanie Yanique. Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,550. Manuscript consultations are available for an additional $150. Several lodging options are offered, starting at $46 per night for a dorm room to $130 per night for a private room at a nearby campus hotel. 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 $35 application fee. General applications are accepted on a rolling basis; the deadline for scholarship applications is March 10. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Juniper Summer Writing Institute, University of Massachusetts, English Department, 466 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-5503. Betsy Wheeler, Managing Director.