Noted Writers to Give Readings During Juniper Summer Writing Institute at UMass Amherst
AMHERST, Mass. – The Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host seven nights of poetry and fiction readings by acclaimed faculty and writers in residence from June 24-30.
All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. in 135 Integrated Sciences Building. Readings are open to the public for a suggested donation of $5-10.
The series kicks off June 24 with Mark Doty and Leni Zumas. Doty is the author of nine books of poems, including Fire to Fire: New & Selected Poems, and five volumes of nonfiction. Zumas is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator and the novel The Listeners.
The schedule of public readings is as follows:
- June 25: Charles D’Ambrosio and Matthea Harney. D’Ambrosio is the author of two collections of stories: The Point and Other Stories and The Dead Fish Museum, andOrphans, a collection of essays. Harveyis the author of three poetry collections, including Sad Little Breathing Machine and Modern Life.
- June 26: Amy Hempel and Matthew Zapruder. Hempel is the author of five books of prose, including The Dog of Marriage and Tumble Home. Zapruder is the author of three poetry collections, including Come on All You Ghosts and The Pajamaist.
- June 27:Joseph Cardinale, Timothy Donnelly andBetsy Wheeler. Cardinale is the author of The Size of the Universe. Donnelly is the author of two books of poetry: The Cloud Corporation and Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit. Wheeler is the author of the poetry collection Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room,and Start Here, a poetry chapbook.
- June 28:Heather Christle and Paul Lisicky. Christle is the author of three books of poems, including The Trees The Trees, and What Is Amazing.Lisickyis the author of the novels Lawnboy and The Burning House, and the memoir Famous Builder.
- June 29: Rikki Ducornet andNoy Halland. Ducornetis the author of eight novels, most recently Netsuke, three collections of short fiction, a book of essays, and five books of poetry. Holland is the author of two story collections: The Spectacle of the Body and What Begins with Bird.
- June 30:James Tate and Dara Wier. Tate is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, including The Ghost Soldiers, Return to the City of White Donkeys, and Selected Poems. Wier is the author of 11 books of poems, including Selected Poems, Remnants of Hannah, Reverse Rapture, and Hat on a Pond.
For more information, visit www.umass.edu/juniperinstitute