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  • Date: April 13
  • Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm PT

Juniper Literary Festival

Juniper Literary Festival 2012


The University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets and Writers announces the 12th annual Juniper Literary Festival: New Writers/New Writing!

Introducing audiences to the vibrant landscape of new American poetry and fiction and exploring issues essential to the future of American literature, the Festival features readings by acclaimed emerging poets and writers, roundtables on crucial creative and professional issues, an independent journal and book fair showcasing a dazzling array of publishing ventures, and a keynote reading by James Tate celebrating the release of his Later Selected Poems. All events, held at the UMass Fine Arts Center, are FREE and open to the public.

The 2012 Festival is co-sponsored by the UMass Fine Arts Center, Amherst Books, Poets & Writers, and The Valley Advocate; partner presses Canarium Books, Dark Coast, FC2, Factory Hollow Press, Featherproof Books, FENCE Books, and Small Beer Press; and sponsoring presses and organizations Black Ocean, Coffee House Press, The Common, the Council for Literary Magazines and Presses, Dark Sky Magazine, Hobart Books, Richard Hugo House, Magic Helicopter Press, Kenyon Review, Noö Journal, Omnidawn, Sackett Street Writers, Wave Books and Harvard University’s Woodberry Poetry Room.

The Juniper Literary Festival is made possible through the support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, UMass Arts Council, College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Vice Provost for Research and Engagement.

Complete details and schedule are available at