Here’s what past participants are saying about the Juniper Institute for Young Writers:
This experience impacted me forever. It made me realize there are other writers like me. I loved being able to connect and share my work. I made such wonderful friends.
Juniper gave me the tools to understand my world and a more complete understanding of craft. I now have many, many more ‘writer friends’ who I plan to stay in touch with in the context of writing.
The readings exposed me to many new styles of writing. On top of that, I felt we were welcomed into an elite underground writer's society.
The support was crucial to my experience—it led me to feel respected as an artist and comfortable to express myself.
Being with all these young writers is so surreal. With everyone focused on the same interest, it is easy to make connections, and easier to share the fear and excitement you have for your work.
Juniper offered the most amazing community. It was incredible to be surrounded by other nerdy, strangely dressed people who didn't so much as question the idea of listening to your characters tell their own stories or anything else "weird" like that. I felt so welcomed and wasn't at all afraid to share and discuss my work.
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