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.
At Juniper, we’re all writers. You’re a writer, of course, and so are all of the Juniper teachers and staff. You’ll hear their work and share your own, experiencing writing community from the morning Writing Labs to the evening readings. For fourteen years, The Juniper Institute for Young Writers has provided an immersion in the writer’s life, a pre-college experience on the UMass campus, and an unforgettable week.
Due to COVID-19 and our ongoing commitment to community health and safety, we will continue to offer our usual programming in a virtual format.
We've redesigned our online curriculum as synchronous, dynamic, and participatory online learning, sharing, and community building. New programming created for the online format includes write-alongs, write-ins and writing challenges.
Cost and Session Information
We have a limited number of full scholarships available. BIPOC and underrepresented young writers are especially encouraged to apply for the available funding. In order to apply for a scholarship, upload your scholarship essay in your application.