Juniper Summer Institute Reading Series Hosts Ross Gay and Jordy Rosenberg

Event Details

June 18, 2019
7:30 pm

Old Chapel

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Jennifer Jacobson
413-545-8988

ROSS GAY is the author of Against Which, Bringing the Shovel Down, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and The Book of Delights. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

JORDY ROSENBERG is the author of Confessions of the Fox, a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection and shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Confessions was published by Random House US/Canada, Atlantic Books UK, and Allen & Unwin Australia/NZ in 2018, and is forthcoming from Paseka in Czech.

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.