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Juniper Institute Reading Series: Terrance Hayes, Eileen Myles and Lisa Olstein

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The Juniper Summer Writing Institute hosts readings of prose and poetry at UMass Amherst June17- 23. Books will be available for sale and the authors available for signings.

Terrance Hayes is the author of five poetry collections. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a 2014 MacArthur fellowship. He is the current poetry editor at New York Times Magazine and has two forthcoming manuscripts.

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. They are the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in nonfiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, and others.

Lisa Olstein is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, Late Empire (Copper Canyon, 2017). She co-founded and for 10 years directed the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, a program of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers, brings together writers of all levels to work closely with world-renowned poets and writers. Workshops in poetry, fiction, and memoir are the heart of the program that includes craft sessions and manuscript consultation with guest writers.  

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is supported, in part, by the UMass Amherst English Department, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Amherst Books, Factory Hollow Press, Fiction Collective 2, The Valley Advocate, The J.E. and Marjorie B. Pittman Foundation and the Edwin L. and Elizabeth L. Skelton Foundation, jubilatThe Massachusetts ReviewOrion and individual contributors.