University of Massachusetts-Amherst—Juniper Institute for Young Writers



Hosted by the University of Massachusetts' MFA Program for Poets and Writers, this intensive, weeklong program combines creative writing workshops, studio courses and readings. Daily workshops in poetry and fiction form the core of the session. Participants work with Juniper faculty and a core group of their peers to generate new work, revise work in progress and form a community of writers designed to foster shared feedback. Question and answer sessions with faculty and writers-in-residence enable students to explore the creative process and the writing life. Noted authors and poets deliver evening readings.

General Info

Name University of Massachusetts-Amherst—Juniper Institute for Young Writers
Location Amherst, MA
Year-round Contacts 413-545-5503
Program Focuses & Features Crafts, Creative Writing, Theater
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-PG
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 15-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Jennifer Jacobson, Director
Residential Fee $1300, 1 week. College credit.
Year Established 2005
Dates & Sessions 1 session, 1 week long


Jennifer Jacobson, Director