Juniper Summer Writing Institute 2023 Reading Series



Old Chapel, UMass Amherst (144 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA MA)

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is thrilled to reopen its acclaimed reading series to the public this summer.

Monday, June 12, 2023 Diana Khoi Nguyen and Leni Zumas

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Mahogany L. Browne and CAConrad 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Cynthia Arrieu-King and Tiphanie Yanique

Thursday, June 15, 2023 Santee Frazier and Jeff Parker

Readers' books will be sold at the event by Amherst Books.

Juniper’s Director, Betsy Wheeler, says, “With a stellar faculty lineup, and over 90 dedicated workshop participants who are ready to take their work to the next level, we are looking at an electric week full of creative possibilities. Please join us for a peek inside the writer’s life at the evening readings. Our acclaimed guest writers will not only share their work, but also give us a behind-the-scenes view into how they create the arresting work that they do.”

There is no cost for admission, but we do invite attendees to make a donation to our scholarship fund. The suggested amount is $5-$20, but any contribution helps keep our literary programming accessible for all.

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, in association with the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers, brings together writers of all levels to work closely with renowned poets and writers. Workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are the heart of the program that includes craft sessions and manuscript consultation with guest writers.The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is supported, in part, by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of English, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Amherst Books, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, The Charles Hayden Foundation, The Valley Advocate, The J.E. and Marjorie B. Pittman Foundation, institutional partners who support their students to attend the conference, and individual contributors.