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Juniper Summer Institute Reading Series Hosts Noy Holland and Ocean Vuong

Event Details

June 21, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Free admission
Jennifer Jacobson

Noy Holland's I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories, was published by Counterpoint in January 2017. She has been a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council award for artistic merit and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, and the debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin 2019). He is the winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

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.


Bezanson Recital Hall is located within the Fine Arts Center.

Event Category

Literature Juniper Institute