• English at UMass

    The UMass Amherst English Department is a diverse and welcoming community. We combine the strengths of a liberal arts college with a major research University. Our smaller classes facilitate substantive discussion, frequent writing, active student engagement, and face-to-face contact with research faculty.

  • Juniper Institute

    The 2015 Institute met June 21-27th and was wildly successful with readings by renown award-winning authors and poets: Eulia Biss, Heather Christle, Christopher DeWeese, Brian Evenson, Mitchell S. Jackson, Matthea Harvey, Noy Holland, Paul Lisicky, Yannic, Murphy, Okey Ndibe, Emily Pettit, Zachary Schomburg, Christine, Schutt, James Tate, Joy Williams, Arisa White, and Dara Wier.

  • Juniper Young Writers

    The Juniper Institute for Young Writers is an extraordinary nine-day creative writing program for students who are finishing their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school. Hosted by the University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets and Writers, the Institute offers participants a unique opportunity to participate in intensive creative writing workshops, craft sessions, and studio courses designed especially for young writers. Participants also have unparalleled exposure to world-renowned authors through readings and Q&As with its companion program for adults.

  • Summer with the English Department

    Explore exciting opportunities and classes available through the English Department this summer!

  • Late Summer at the Renaissance Center

    Enchanted Circle Theatre Acting Shakespeare Performance 11:00 a.m. "As You Like It" in the Meadow of the Renaissance Center. On August 14th-16 the Young Company will perform "Romeo and Juliet" in the Meadow of the Renaissance Center.

Announcing the Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series, June 21-27, 2015

Jun 18, 2015

The 12th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute is proud to host a week of prose and poetry readings. The lively Reading Series features nationally renowned poets and writers, and connects UMass A...

English Department Annual Awards Event

Apr 28, 2015

The English Department is hosting our annual Awards Event on Tuesday, April 28th at 4:00pm in the Cape Cod Lounge. Please join us in gathering in the Cape Cod Lounge at 4:00 p.m. to honor our prize...

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Ernest Gallo

Professor Ernie Gallow retired spring 2015.

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