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April 13th 2012 Special Event
Campus UM
Location Fine Arts Center
Title 12th Annual Juniper Literary Festival: New Writers/New Writing
Phone Contact 545-0643
April 13-14, 2012

Introducing audiences to the vibrant landscape of new American poetry and fiction and exploring issues essential to the future of American literature, the Juniper Literary Festival: New Writers/New Writing 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 Eternal Ones of the Dream: Later Selected Poem. All events, held at the UMass Fine Arts Center, are free and open to the public.

In addition to James Tate, this year's featured poets are: Macgregor Card, Julia Cohen, Christopher DeWeese, Robert Fernandez, Paul Legault, and Anna Moschovakis. The featured writers for this year are: Blake Butler, Corwin Ericson, Amelia Gray, Julia Holmes, Anna Joy Springer, and Vincent Standley.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 13
6:30 pm JOURNAL & BOOK FAIR opening reception\
7:30 pm READING with Robert Fernandez, Amelia Gray, Anna Moschovakis, & Vincent Standley

Saturday, April 14
11:30 am JOURNAL & BOOK FAIR continues
12:00 pm READING with Christopher DeWeese, Corwin Ericson, Julia Holmes, & Paul Legault
1:15 pm ROUNDTABLES
Nuts & Bolts: From Manuscript to Book
moderated by Zach Savich

Digital Hybrids: How New Media Shape New Writing
moderated by Blake Butler

2:30 pm ROUNDTABLES
Editors' Reading featuring bateau, Conjunctions, jubilat, & No÷ Journal

Book/Art: The Book As Collaborative Form
moderated by Guy Pettit

3:45 pm READING with Blake Butler, Macgregor Card, Julia Cohen, & Anna Joy Springer
7:00 pm JOURNAL & BOOK FAIR reopens
7:30 pm KEYNOTE READING with James Tate celebrating the publication of Eternal Ones of the Dream: Later Selected Poems

Inaugurated in 2001 as the BigSmallPressFest, each year the Juniper Literary Festival showcases exciting new writing and explores issues vital to the literary arts, helping to ensure their vitality, plurality, and accessibility. 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.

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 Press, 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, Hugo House, Magic Helicopter Press, Kenyon Review, No÷ Journal, Omnidawn, Sackett Street Writers, Wave Books, and Harvard University's Woodberry Poetry Room._

Directions to Campus & Flying Object
All Festival events will take place in the UMass Fine Arts Center. For directions to the university and information about our area, including accommodations, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/umhome/visit_campus.html. __For directions to Flying Object, a premier arts gallery and publishing cooperative in Hadley, MA, please visit: http://www.flying-object.org/?page_id=124.
Complete details and schedule are available at http://umass.edu/english/MFA_JuniperFestival.htm.
Kristen Evans
mfapoetsandwriters@hfa.umass.edu
413-545-0643

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