AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s MFA Program for Poets and Writers, one of the nation’s oldest and finest creative writing programs, will hold its 10th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute from June 23-29 and eighth annual Institute for Young Writers from June 22-30.
The Juniper Summer Writing Institute offers a week of workshops in poetry, fiction, and memoir, craft sessions, readings, and manuscript consultations with world-renowned faculty and writers in residence including Mark Doty, Joy Williams, Dara Wier, Anthony Doerr, D.A. Powell, Noy Holland, Peter Gizzi, Ben Marcus, Matthea Harvey, Paul Lisicky, Maggie Nelson, Timothy Donnelly, Stacey Levine, and Susan Steinberg. Poets and writers of all levels gather from the surrounding area and across the country to form a community of writers dedicated to exploring the creative process and advancing their craft.
The Institute for Young Writers offers specialized workshops and seminars for high-school-aged writers. With programming especially for young writers and access to acclaimed authors through the adult institute, the Institute for Young Writers offers an extraordinary experience to high school students and recent graduates.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Scholarships are available for both programs. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by April 2. Area businesses and organizations are invited to sponsor local writers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on making a tax-deductible donation or establishing a named scholarship.