Juniper Summer Institute Reading Series Hosts Mitchell Jackson & Khadijah Queen
June 16, 2019
UMass Amherst Campus
Mitchell S. Jackson's debut novel The Residue Years was praised by publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Times of London. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award and The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence.
Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Akashic Books 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011), and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015). Individual poems and prose appear in The American Poetry Review, Fence, Tin House, Buzzfeed, Hyperallergic, Gulf Coast, and widely elsewhere. Her fifth book, I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On was published by YesYes Books in March 2017.
Books will be available for sale, and the authors available for signings.
The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, in association with the University of Massachusetts Amherst 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. It is supported, in part, by the University of Massachusetts Amherst English Department, the 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.