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Juniper Institute for Young Writers Online Creative Writing Program for Teens

Event Details

July 20—July 24, 2020


The Juniper Institute for Young Writers at UMass Amherst has long been a place to explore, create, and find a life-long writing community. COVID-19 has suspended all in-person instruction at UMass this summer, but organizers have taken the Juniper Young Writers program online this summer.

From July 20-24, Juniper will be entirely online with writing labscraft sessionswriter's life talksparticipant readings, and write-alongs 500 Internal Server Error

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Instructors for the Juniper Young Writers Online program are professional teachers, published authors, and graduate students at UMass Amherst pursuing their Masters of Fine Arts degrees.

The program offers several ways to participate in Juniper online: Teens can choose to apply to participate in the full program (deadline, Monday, June 1) or register for one of two writing packages (deadline, Wednesday, July 15).

Until June 1, the early bird pricing for the full program is $800 (regular cost: $900). Early bird pricing on writing packages ranges from $180-$375.

The Juniper Institute for Young Writer’s mission is to provide teens with a supportive environment that prioritizes creative writing, critical thinking, empathy, and action. Now, more than ever, it is important to have opportunities for young people to come together to share their love of writing and create community.