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Seven Short Story Collections by Writers of Color

March 27, 2020

In school my assigned readings were usually by white men of European descent. We read Homer and Shakespeare and Steinbeck and Salinger. We read Orwell and Dickens and Fitzgerald - writers who didn...

Painting, Letters & Displacement

March 20, 2020

Write an abecedarian after Evie Shockley’s “tonight i saw” poem. Focus on an image that inspires you. Depict 26 thoughts, feelings, and sensations that follow the sight and/or thought of this image...

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A group of young writers work with watercolors in a cross-genre studio session at the Juniper Institute for Young Writers.

Hear what young writers have to say about their time at Juniper

"It was incredibly refreshing to meet a whole host of young writers who I immediately clicked with. Juniper offered me with a support system for the future to fall back on whenever I need an extra boost of confidence (whether it be in my personal life or with my writing). All in all, I learned a lot about myself as a writer and even more so about myself as a person." —JIYW Participant

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Juniper Institute for Young Writers

The Essentials

Due to COVID-19, our in-person Institute has been cancelled. And we’re thrilled to still be able to offer our usual programming, redesigned as a week of synchronous, dynamic and participatory online learning, sharing, and community building. 

 

Open to students in 8th through 12th grade

Cost: $200-$400 

 

Apply for the Full Program (Full)

Register for Writing Packages (no application!)

Explore what wild invention awaits you