Juniper Institute for Young Writers Online looks for writers whose work shows curiosity and risk-taking, and who are eager to experiment with forms and ideas new to them, in the company of their creative peers...(more)
Are you a teen writer eager to gain insight into the creative writing process? Are you ready to reach your year-end goals, and set writing intentions for the new year? Our Winter Workshops are for you! Guided Write-ins and Writing Labs will provide you with feedback and space to share your work. Instructors will also offer their ever-popular Writer’s Life sessions, where they’ll share their own work and writing tips. The week ends with a celebratory Participant Reading.
Juniper Institute for Young Writers Online looks for writers whose work shows curiosity and risk-taking, and who are eager to experiment with forms and ideas new to them, in the company of their creative peers.
The Online Winter Workshops will give you the time and expert guidance necessary to end the year on a creative streak and set some writing goals for next year. You will gain insight into the creative writing process, with opportunities to learn from an extraordinary group of dedicated instructors, and peers who share your love of writing. Guided Write-ins and Writing Labs will provide you with feedback and space to share your work. Instructors will also offer their ever-popular Writer’s Life talks, where they’ll share their own work and writing tips. Finally, we'll wrap up and roll into the new year with a celebratory Participant Reading.
What you get in the Online Winter Workshops
Fourteen Contact Hours with Instructors
Writing lab Instructors are professional teachers, published authors, and graduate students at UMass Amherst pursuing their Masters of Fine Arts degrees in creative writing. With daily live meetings in Writing Labs, participants have the opportunity to discuss their work and in-depth writing topics with their Instructors and peers.
Inspiration for generating new work
We kick off each program day with an interactive Write-in, where Juniper staff help participants troubleshoot, share, brainstorm together, and build community in the creative process. The Write-alongs--sets of prompts and challenges that guide participants through a daily writing practice--are emailed at the end of each day. We also facilitate ways for participants to virtually share their work and ideas generated from the daily Write-alongs. The Writer's Life talks give participants a behind-the-scenes view on the Instructors' work and creative processes, which always ignite new ideas and provide invaluable writing tips.
All Writing Labs are capped at ten, allowing participants the time and space to develop closer connections not just with writing Instructors but with fellow teen writers.
At the end of the week, Writing Lab Instructors will provide a written summary of participant’s work, evaluation of their progression towards writing goals, and future considerations for their writing.