A multi-faceted program that aims to bring each writer’s voice to the next level. Our focus is not on the market but on the power of words and on supporting the creative process, wherever it leads.



  • Under the Volcano at the top of The Write Life's The Write Life's list of writing retreats!

  • Congratulations to the record number of UTV alumni who have just signed book contracts, published articles, poems, short stories and novels, and won incredible prizes and fellowships! We are so proud of Kavita Bedford, Deborah Casillas, Ben Clark, Cliff Garstang, Reyna Grande, Itzel Guevara, Mildred Pérez de la Torre and Aysegül Savas. See our alumni page for details.

  • Preparing for our Quinceaños! Check out the UTV 2018 FlexPass and join us in January as we celebrate our 15th birthday.

  • Introducing UTV Flash Master Classes & Manuscript Consultations with award-winning UTV authors.

  • The Best of Under the Volcano: a bilingual anthology of writing by UTV faculty and participants is almost ready… book launch in Tepoztlán on January 12, 2018!