Workshops and Craft Sessions are led by top MFA candidates from the renowned University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets and Writers who design curricula especially for the Institute setting.
Each workshop is assigned a Program Assistant (PA)—an advanced UMass undergraduate studying the literary arts.
Studio courses are facilitated by local and regional artists and experienced teachers at the forefront of their fields.
Young writers additionally have the opportunity to interact with the acclaimed faculty and writers in residence of the concurrent Juniper Institute for adults through Q&A sessions and evening readings.
Zoe taught us so much about writing and the world. I learned to violate expectations and I have come away hungry to read more widely. It was an eye-opening experience.
The faculty support was crucial to my experience—it led me to feel respected as an artist and comfortable to express myself.