Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Amherst, MA
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 18 to June 25 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program featured readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included 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 included Arda Collins, Rachel B. Glaser, Nathan Hill, Amy Leach, Lydia Millet, Camille Rankine, Arisa White, and Tiphanie Yanique. Tuition, which included some meals, is $1,550. Manuscript consultations were available for an additional $150. Several lodging options were 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 were available. Using the online submission system, writers submitted five to seven pages of poetry or seven to nine pages of prose with a $35 application fee. General applications were accepted on a rolling basis; the deadline for scholarship applications was March 10, 2017. 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.