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Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action at the University of Massachusetts Amherst receives $11,600 grant from the Mass Cultural Council

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action received $11,600 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to support outstanding literary arts programming in Western Mass. Funding from MCC...
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Ocean Vuong Publishes New Poetry Collection

Friday, April 8, 2022

Ocean Vuong’s new poetry collection, Time Is a Mother, was released this week. In anticipation of the book release, Vuong was recently interviewed by Time Magazine, PBS NewsHour, NPR’s Fresh Air,...

Awards and a New Publication for Joy Ladin (MFA ’95)

Monday, February 14, 2022

The University of Massachusetts Amherst's Joy Ladin (MFA ‘95) is having a good winter. In January 2022, the Jewish Book Council announced the 2021 National Book Award winners and Ladin’s The Book...

MFA Alumni Awarded Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships

Friday, January 28, 2022

English MFA alumni JR Mahung (MFA '21) and Claudia Wilson (MFA '21) were awarded Artist Fellowships in Poetry by Mass Cultural Council. Joy Ladin (MFA '95) received a finalist award....

Shastri Akella (MFA '14) Awarded Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Shastri Akella (MFA '14) was selected as a 2021-22 Writing Fellow in Fiction at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. ...

Su-Yee Lin (MFA '12) Named 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Su-Yee Lin (MFA '12) was named a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Fiction. ...