Juniper Reading Series Hosts Mitchell S. Jackson, Paul Lisicky and Dara Wier

Event Details

June 23, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Free admission
Jennifer Jacobson

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.

Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel is The Residue Years. He received a Whiting Award and the Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence.

Paul Lisicky is the author of memoirs, novels, and Unbuilt Projects, a collection of short prose.

Dara Wier’s newest book of poems is in the still of the night (Wave Books, 2017). She is a publisher and editor of the small independent Factory Hollow Press, and the literary magazine jubilat. She co-founded the Juniper Initiative for literary arts and action and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and Workshops.

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.



Bezanson Recital Hall is located within the Fine Arts Center.

Event Category

Literature Juniper Institute