Juniper Summer Institute Reading Series Hosts Dara Wier and Joy Williams
June 17, 2019
UMass Amherst Campus
DARA WIER’s newest book of poems in the still of the night was released in fall 2017 from Wave Books. She is a publisher and editor of the small independent press Factory Hollow Press, and the literary magazine jubilat.
JOY WILLIAMS is the author of five collections of stories including, most recently, 99 Stories of God and The Visiting Privilege, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award. She has also published four novels, including The Quick and the Dead, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a book of essays, Ill Nature, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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.