Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Amherst, MA
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 17 to June 24 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 Dorothea Lasky, Rickey Laurentiis, Bianca Stone, and Dara Weir; fiction writers Noy Holland, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Joy Williams; and creative nonfiction writer Eileen Myles. The writers in residence include Terrance Hayes, Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Lisicky, Lisa Olstein, Evie Shockley, Safiya Sinclair, Matthew Zapruder, and Leni Zumas. Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,600. Manuscript consultations are available for an additional $150. Several lodging options are offered, starting at $48 per night for a dorm room to $336 per night for a private room at a nearby campus hotel. Scholarships and grants were 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 11, 2018. 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.