"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."
"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."
"Hearing all these people so in love with what I love changed everything."
"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."
"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."
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...
January 25, 2018
Juniper Program Assistant (2016 and 2017) Nathan Frontiero is profiled in this piece from the UMass Arts Extension Service. We're proud of our former PA and the work he sought out not only here at...
"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 ParticipantMore Testimonials »
An immersive week of creative writing
For: high school students finishing grades 9, 10 or 11
2019 dates: July 21-28
Applications accepted: October 1 to May 15,
or until the program is filled
Application fee: none
Teachers Nominate Students by: November 1
Scholarships Available—apply by: November 26
Cost: $2000 includes tuition, housing, and mealsMore about the program