Michelle Taransky featured at this year’s

11th annual Juniper Literary Festival: New Writers/New Writing

April 15 & 16, 2011

University of Massachusetts Amherst


Omnidawn Publishing’s Michelle Taransky, author of Barn, Burned Then, will be a featured author at this April’s Juniper Literary Festival: New Writers/New Writing in Amherst, Massachusetts. She will join a dozen acclaimed authors who have recently published their first or second books, including Sommer Browning, Timothy Donnelly, Michelle Hoover, Travis Nichols, and Kiki Petrosino, for two days of events. Michelle will give a reading on Saturday, April 16, and participate in a roundtable discussion on changing literary conditions. The Festival will include many other readings and roundtables, as well as a keynote panel with the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Quinn and the National Book Foundation’s Harold Augenbraum and a press fair featuring dozens of the nation’s most exciting literary magazines and presses. A unique national event, the Juniper Literary Festival will introduce audiences to vital contemporary writing and explore issues essential to the future of American literature. We’re thrilled that Michelle will be a part of it.


Juniper Literary Festival: New Writers/New Writing

Friday April 15

6:30 PM Journal & Book Fair Opening Reception

7:30 PM Reading with Sommer Browning, Timothy Donnelly, Michelle Hoover, & Roy Kesey


Saturday April 16

10:00 AM Journal & Book Fair Continues

10:30 AM Editors’ Reading

12:00 PM Keynote Panel with Alice Quinn & Harold Augenbraum, moderated by Robert N. Casper & Brigid Hughes

1:30 PM Reading with Gina Apostol, Joseph Cardinale, Abraham Smith, & Michelle Taransky

2:45 PM Roundtables on Nuts and Bolts: From Manuscript to Book, moderated by Jensen Beach, & What’s New about New Writing: How the Old and New Meet in New Literature, moderated by Noah Eli Gordon

3:45 PM Roundtables on Changing Conditions: Editing, Publishing, and Promotion, moderated by Monica Fambrough, & To Make It Beautifully: Craft and Design in Book Arts, moderated by Betsy Wheeler

7:00 PM Journal & Book Fair Reopens

7:30 PM Reading with Cynthia Arrieu-King, Margaret Luongo, Travis Nichols, & Kiki Petrosino