The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "I wish I could stay forever. There really is no place like Juniper. Being in a community of creators is unlike anything I've ever experienced, and I found inspiration in everything because of it."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "I wish I could stay forever. There really is no place like Juniper. Being in a community of creators is unlike anything I've ever experienced, and I found inspiration in everything because of it."

  • 2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "Hearing the writing styles of other participants broadened my mind to go beyond what I normally write about. Working with writers that have different styles can affect how you write because writers need other writers to thrive and grow. This is a community that you want to hold on to and never let go of."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "Hearing the writing styles of other participants broadened my mind to go beyond what I normally write about. Working with writers that have different styles can affect how you write because writers need other writers to thrive and grow. This is a community that you want to hold on to and never let go of."

  • 2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "Hearing all these people so in love with what I love changed everything."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "Hearing all these people so in love with what I love changed everything."

  • 2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "Never in my life have I been part of such a kind and generous community, not to mention talented! My fellow participants made up half of my Juniper experience."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "Never in my life have I been part of such a kind and generous community, not to mention talented! My fellow participants made up half of my Juniper experience."

  • 2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "I really valued the unique forms of expression we learned in our studio sessions. These experiences helped me greatly with generating new work and creating new meaning out of the old."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "I really valued the unique forms of expression we learned in our studio sessions. These experiences helped me greatly with generating new work and creating new meaning out of the old."

News

Juniper Writing Tips & Tricks

March 27, 2019

Writing unfolds, explodes, falls, blooms, whispers, and shouts when you least expect it, so give yourself permission to write whenever you have an idea. Here are ten ways to jump-start, capture,...

New Juniper Reading Series Curated for Young Writers

March 27, 2018

New this year, the Juniper Institute for Young Writers will have its own reading series, curated especially for our young writers. On three evenings of the weeklong institute, a guest writer will...

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A group of young writers work with watercolors in a cross-genre studio session at the Juniper Institute for Young Writers.

Hear what young writers have to say about their time at Juniper

"It was incredibly refreshing to meet a whole host of young writers who I immediately clicked with. Juniper offered me with a support system for the future to fall back on whenever I need an extra boost of confidence (whether it be in my personal life or with my writing). All in all, I learned a lot about myself as a writer and even more so about myself as a person." —JIYW Participant

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The Essentials

An immersive week of creative writing

For: high school students finishing grades 9, 10 or 11

2020 dates: July 19-26

ApplicationsApplications open October 1, 2019

Application fee: none

Teachers Nominate Students by: November 1, 2019. Start nominating now!

Scholarships Deadline: November 25, 2019

Cost: $2100 includes tuition, housing, and meals

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