UNDER the VOLCANO 2022
A guided writing residency and literary festival rolled into one.
Intimate master classes, inter-galactic conversations, readings and craft talks by some of the leading writers & thinkers of our time.
POETRY • FICTION • NON-FICTION • JOURNALISM
Bringing the world closer and building connections across borders…
Because words matter.
A writing residency like no other. Join accomplished peers from around the world in legendary Tepoztlán or Zoom in from the comfort of home. Either way you’ll be part of our growing Community of the Imagination.
A space to dream, speculate and create new work.
- Selective, intimate master classes
- Curated public conversations
- Weekly Open Mics
- Agent talks & live pitches
- Optional manuscript consultations
Cyrus Cassells · Alberto Chimal · Alfredo Corchado · Elisa Díaz Castelo · Angela Kocherga · Sandra Lorenzano
Tim MacGabbhan · Verónica Murguía · Elizabeth Rosner · Ayşegül Savaş · Sheree Reneé Thomas · Luisa Valenzuela
recent program guests
Sheree Renée Thomas
“The dream always is to feel that writing is your only job in life. At Under the Volcano that dream became real.”
TIM MACGHABANN, Ireland
“The time I spent in Tepoztlán working on my novel was magical. It re-charged my batteries so that I could finally get through my first draft.”
REYNA GRANDE, California
“Under the Volcano is not just about the writing. It is a personal journey. Never has a combination of place, people and programme felt so powerful and inspiring.”
NATALIE HART, United Kingdom
“Under the Volcano is unforgettable. It gave me time and space to breathe and write. I made lasting relationships in such a short time and have so much creative momentum now that I’m home.”
JACQUI CORNETTA, New York
“Friends ask me why I go to Mexico for a writing workshop. I’m exposed to people, writers, and ideas that are outside the context of the typical literary writers workshop that exists in the US.”
IAN GOLUB, Washington, DC