Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States


Details
Jun 19 - Jun 25, 2022

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:February 15, 2022
TUITION / COST:$2,000
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
To support a full creative life for all, Juniper offers these scholarships to individuals who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantages or discrimination, and/or who are citizens of underrepresented or marginalized groups. It is our hope that this prac

CONTACT: Betsy Wheeler
PHONE: 413-545-8988
EMAIL: juniperinstitute@hfa.umass.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.umass.edu/juniperinstitute

Every summer, the Juniper Institute gathers a community of writers to explore the creative process and develop new approaches to the craft of writing. In association with the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Juniper is an opportunity to practice living with your art at the center of your life; it is a week to imagine with wild invention as you mingle, experiment, and take chances; it is a chance to connect with writers, poets and artists from around the country who value what prose, poetry, word, image, fiction, essay, memoir and autobiography can do.

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute gathers a community of writers to explore the creative process and develop new approaches to the craft of writing. It’s one week of intensive writing workshops, craft sessions, Q&As, readings, and manuscript consultation in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. Scholarship applications must be received by January 15. General application deadline: February 15.

New in 2022: Independent Writing Residency

Our residency option offers writers the opportunity to attend readings, craft sessions, Q&As, community meals, open mics and writing sessions, but leaves the afternoon workshop time available for self-directed writing time. We’ll offer five residencies this summer. At this time we are not able to offer scholarship funding for the residencies.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Franny Choi, Erica Dawson, Arthur Flowers, Renee Gladman, Noy Holland, Mitchell S. Jackson, Toni Jensen, Lisa Olstein, Evie Shockley, Lidia Yuknavitch


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Location

E354 South College
University of Massachusetts
Amherst
Massachusetts, United States
01003



Juniper Summer Writing Institute & Institute for Young Writers

The Juniper Institute gathers a community of writers to explore the creative process and develop new approaches to the craft of writing. In association with the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Juniper is an opportunity to practice living with art at the center of your life; it is a week to imagine with wild invention as you mingle, experiment, and take chances; it is a chance to connect with writers, poets and artists from around the country who value what prose, poetry, word, fiction, essay, memoir and autobiography can do.