Juniper Institute for Young Writers offers six days of writing
workshops, seminars, craft sessions, and readings by nationally recognized authors
including Grace Paley, James Tate, Amy Hempel, Dara Wier, and
many more. Students who have finished their junior or senior
years of high school are invited to apply.
The Juniper Institute
for Young Writers joins the Juniper Summer Institute for adults,
now entering its third year. Younger participants attend evening readings
and select craft sessions hosted by the adult program and
participate in specialized workshops and writing seminars geared toward younger
All Institute activities, including lunch and dinner each day, take
place on the UMass Amherst campus. As a day
program, no overnight accommodations are provided by the Institute. Limited scholarships are available.