Schedule for 2014 Mexico Master Classes: January 10th – 19th*
Friday, January 10th
12 PM – 3 PM: Arrive in Mexico City. Vans drive participants to Tepoztlán in time to meet your fellow writers and master class instructors for our sunset welcome.
6 PM: Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner at the Posada del Tepozteco
Saturday, January 11th
11AM – 1 PM: Orientation Lunch at Magda’s: enjoy a typical Mexican meal prepared by Cocinar Mexicano as we review our all-group plans for the week and then meet in separate workshop pullouts to set expectations, distribute printed matter, etc.)
3 PM – 5 PM: The Empty Page, a special 2-hour workshop led by UTV Director Magda Bogin and Shambhala teacher Lance Brunner
6 PM: Faculty reading at the Museo del Ex-Convento, a UNESCO World Heritage monument in the heart of the main square.
Sunday, January 12th
11 AM: Walking tour of the famous Tepoztlán market & central square.
Lunch in market
5 PM: Lowry’s Volcano: panel & group conversation with Mexican novelist Francisco Rebolledo, poet Rafael Segovia and UTV faculty members
6:30 Buffet dinner at private home in the Barrio of Santo Domingo
8 PM: Festival of the Barrio of Santo Domingo
Monday, January 13th – Friday, January 17th
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Morning Master Classes
12:30 PM – 1 PM: Lunch prepared by Cocinar Mexicano
1 PM – 4 PM: Afternoon Master Classes
Note: There is a total of six workshops. Participants apply to one primary workshop with an option to audit a second for an additional $250
(all events are free and optional for workshop participants)
Monday, January 13th
Evening: Lowry’s Volcano, group dinner and faculty-led conversation on Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano with guest critics and journalists from Cuernavaca and Mexico City.
Tuesday, January 14th
Evening: Narrative through Images: Film “La Maleta Mexicana” with filmmaker Trisha Ziff interviewed by Jonathan Levi
Friday, January 17th
4 pm Group trip to Cuernavaca
6 pm Bilingual poetry reading at Jardín Borda sponsored by the Ministry of Culture: Paul Muldoon, Ben Clark, Loretta Collins & Magda Bogin
Saturday, January 18th
Morning: Optional group hike to the pyramid with guide or ritual temascal (sweat bath) on the outskirts of Cuernavaca
Evening: Farewell dinner and Open Mike Reading
Sunday, January 19th
Morning: vans depart for Mexico City beginning at 9 AM
(our van will drop you at the airport or in downtown DF if you’re staying on in Mexico)