Juniper Reading Series Hosts Rickey Laurentiis and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Event Details

June 20, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Free admission
Contact:
Jennifer Jacobson
413-545-5515

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute hosts readings of prose and poetry at UMass Amherst June17- 23. Books will be available for sale and the authors available for signings.

Rickey Laurentiis is the author of Boy with Thorn, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the Levis Reading Prize, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery award.

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton was a recipient of the Lombard Fellowship and spent a year in the Dominican Republic working for a civil rights organization and writing. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was long-listed for the National Book Award, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, a program of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers, brings together writers of all levels to work closely with world-renowned poets and writers. Workshops in poetry, fiction, and memoir are the heart of the program that includes craft sessions and manuscript consultation with guest writers.  

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is supported, in part, by the UMass Amherst English Department, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Amherst Books, Factory Hollow Press, Fiction Collective 2, The Valley Advocate, The J.E. and Marjorie B. Pittman Foundation and the Edwin L. and Elizabeth L. Skelton Foundation, jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, Orion and individual contributors.

 

Directions:

Bezanson Recital Hall is located within the Fine Arts Center. https://fac.umass.edu/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=...

Event Category

Literature Juniper Institute