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Here’s what participants have said about their experience at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute:


“I found Juniper to be phenomenal. The programming was varied and inspiring, the instructors were excellent and always insightful, and the fellow attendees were people with whom I couldn't have had a better time discussing writing nonstop for a week.”


Overall Experience

"The warm welcoming dinner was the perfect way to open the week, and the going away reception was a fantastic finish. My week at juniper was the most amazing, inspiring and magical experience…I would recommend any of my writing friends to apply and I will come back myself.”

“I have been considering going on for an MFA, and this intensive program has given me the courage to move towards my dream."

“This was simply the best-run conference or event that I have ever attended.”

“It was the most rewarding and valuable thing I have done for myself as a writer."

Workshops

“Beyond anything I expected or ever experienced in a workshop environment.”

“I’ve never been a part of a workshop with such an in-depth, intelligent level of conversation.”

“I loved that my workshop was generative, about taking risks to begin with, because I think that gave us more to discover and less to defend. I learned a great deal about how to think about writing, how to write, and also how to read.”

Readings and Q&As

“The readings were an absolute revelation to me. All the readers really brought the medium alive.”

“All of the Q&A's provided great insight into the worlds of the authors, allowing me to try and see the craft from different perspectives.”


Craft Sessions

"While in some ways, the craft sessions were little bursts of creative space and inspiration, they were just as much an opportunity to get support, encouragement, strategies, and tricks from the leaders and peers present.”

Community & Logistics

“The community was like no other I have been in before. Constantly being surrounded by talent, by stories and poems was, to say the least, a muse of its own. I was able to talk about writing, my writing and had continual support, endless encouragement and the most important, relationships, friendships that will last forever. It felt good to arrive and to be around other writers who wanted nothing more than to talk about words, sentences and voices. ”