Juniper Summer Writing Institute

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Dear Writer,

Every summer, the Juniper Institute gathers a community of writers to explore the creative process and develop new approaches to the craft of writing. Hosted by the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Juniper is a weeklong immersion in the writer’s life, June 18-25, 2017. It is time out for you and your writing, time for wild invention, and to become part of a diverse community of acclaimed and emerging writers from all walks of life. We hope you will join us this year.

We are pleased to announce our 2017 faculty: Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, Harryette Mullen, and Dara Wier will lead workshops in poetry. Stephen Graham Jones, Sam Michel, and Joy Williams will guide workshops in fiction. Paul Lisickywill teach a workshop in creative non-fiction and memoir.

We’re delighted to welcome Arda Collins, Rachel B. Glaser, Nathan Hill, Amy Leach, Lydia Millet, Camille Rankine, Arisa White, and Tiphanie Yanique as writers in residence.

Complete program information can be found on our website.

A few dates to remember:

*   Applications will open online January 3, 2017.
*   We offer both full and partial scholarships and grants, as well as work study opportunities. Scholarship applications are due March 10, 2017.

With all best wishes,

The Juniper Team

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