Juniper Summer Writing Institute

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Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Amherst, MA
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The 2019 Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 16 to June 22 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and readings. The faculty included 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 included 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 included some meals, was $1,600. Manuscript consultations were available for an additional $300. Lodging was 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, writers submitted five pages of poetry or up to 10 pages of prose with a $40 application fee. Applications were 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.