One-Day Intensives

As part of celebrating 20 Years of Wild Invention at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, we asked four of our alumni to lead a special series of One-Day Intensives. Our Alumni-in-Residence will facilitate a day-long deep dive into craft and participants’ writing that emulates each alum’s own work and perspectives.

Intensives will run for one day only during the Institute week, 9am–12pm and 1:30pm–4:30pm (lunch break 12pm–1:30pm).

Intensive session descriptions are forthcoming. The application for One-Day Intensives will open in early spring 2024.

We’re proud to introduce our Alumni-in-Residence who will be facilitating One-Day Intensives.

‘Pemi Aguda is from Lagos, Nigeria. A MacDowell fellow and Miami Book Fair fellow, her writing has been published in Granta, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, and more, and has been awarded O. Henry Prizes for Short Fiction. W. W. Norton, Virago, and Masobe Books will publish her debut story collection, Ghostroots, in 2024.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is a professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman fellow. Her poetry books include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus Books 2010), Manifest, winner of the Gatewood Prize chosen by Harryette Mullen (Switchback Books 2013), Futureless Languages (Radiator Press 2018) and its sequel Continuity (Octopus Books 2021). Her experimental prose memoir The Betweens (Noemi 2021) examines the difference between how we see others and how and who they really are. She’s working on a collection of short stories and a novel on caregiving and post-apocalyptic utopias. Her website is

Alina Grabowski grew up in coastal Massachusetts and holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University. Her writing has appeared in Story, The Masters Review, Joyland, The Adroit Journal, and Day One. She has received scholarships from Aspen Summer Words, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Her debut novel, Women and Children First, will be published by SJP Lit/Zando in May 2024. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Noor Hindi (she/her/hers) is a Palestinian-American poet and reporter. Her debut collection of poems, Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow was published by Haymarket Books. She is currently editing a Palestinian poetry anthology with George Abraham (Haymarket Books, 2025). She is a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow. Follow her on Instagram @NoorKHindi.