The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Juniper Literary Festival

WHAT: Juniper Literary Festival
WHEN: April 12-13, 2019
WHERE: UMASS Amherst campus.

All readings and panel discussions, as well as the literary arts fair, are free, accessible, and open to the public!

Literary Arts Fair:
At the center of the festival, the fair is an exciting space for our vibrant literary community to interact with current MFA students, alumni, faculty, undergraduate students, and the general public!

Showcasing local, regional, and national publications, the fair will take placeSaturday, April 13th from 10:00am to 4:00pm in South College on the UMass Amherst campus.

national and local literary journals, presses, and organizations
information about employment and internship opportunities
pop-up readings by journal contributors, MFA students, and more

Anomalous Press
Audio Archive
Cosmonauts Avenue
Emily Dickinson Museum
Factory Hollow Press
Fiction Advocate
Juniper Summer Writing Institute
Levellers Press
Massachusetts Review
Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Mount Analogue
New Europe Books
Orion Magazine
Paperbark Literary Magazine
Rescue Press
Slate Roof Press
Slope Editions
Small Beer Press
The Song Cave
St. Petersburg Review & Springhouse Journal
Straw Dog Writers Guild
The But Also
The Common
Ugly Duckling Presse
University of Massachusetts Press
Wave Books

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The Juniper Festival is produced by the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. The Festival is also supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the UMass College for Humanities and Fine Arts; English Department; Arts Council; Stonewall Center; Program in Comparative Literature; Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Translation Center; Center for Latin American Caribbean and Latino Studies; School of Journalism; and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, as well as the Amherst College Queer Resource Center, English Department, and Center for Creative Writing, the Five College Consortium, The Massachusetts Review, Factory Hollow Press, jubilat, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, and our generous alumni.

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