The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Program

When it comes to writing, you have the spark. You want to share your poetry and prose with others as passionate about writing as you are, who can help you take it to the next level. Juniper looks for writers whose work shows curiosity and risk-taking, and who are eager to experiment with forms and ideas new to them, in the company of their creative peers.

At Juniper, we’re all writers. You’re a writer, of course, and so are all of the Juniper teachers and staff. You’ll hear their work and share your own, experiencing writing community from morning workshops, to field trips in the Amherst area, to the last open mic at night. Juniper provides an immersion in the writer’s life, a pre-college experience on the UMass campus, and an unforgettable week.

We hope to see you this summer!