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

    "I was so inspired by every prompt and assignment we had. By the second day, my writer's block was gone and writing wasn't a lonely thing anymore."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "I was so inspired by every prompt and assignment we had. By the second day, my writer's block was gone and writing wasn't a lonely thing anymore."

  • 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

    "Juniper's community was warm and welcoming from the start -- I felt like I was a part of something special even before I knew anyone's name."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "Juniper's community was warm and welcoming from the start -- I felt like I was a part of something special even before I knew anyone's name."

  • 2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "I went in wanting to learn so much from others and be in an environment of those who think alike and that's what I received. I came in knowing only a few from back at my school, and came out knowing a group that feels like family."

    2020 Dates: July 19-26

    "I went in wanting to learn so much from others and be in an environment of those who think alike and that's what I received. I came in knowing only a few from back at my school, and came out knowing a group that feels like family."

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

Applications 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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