Celebrating UTV 2020

the year of perfect vision…

January 9-19,2020
Tepoztlán, México


A multi-faceted program that aims to bringeach writer’s voice to the next level…





UNDER THE VOLCANO is an international program of writing master classes that convenes every January in Tepoztlán, Mexico, an hour outside Mexico City in the foothills of the great volcanoes. Our award-winning faculty spans the English-speaking and Hispanic worlds.

The core writing program is open to poets, novelists, short story writers, investigative journalists, memoirists, essayists and screenwriters, as well as those working on projects that challenge traditional genre forms. Optional add-on’s include a two-week extension residency and flash master classes.

Registration for the core master classes is limited to eight. Both accomplished and emerging writers are strongly encouraged to apply. Workshops are offered in both English and Spanish.

Our alumni have published novels, stories, poetry chapbooks, memoirs and articles, been admitted to top MFA programs and residencies, signed with leading literary agents and won prizes and honors that include a National Book Award, the Premio Nacional de Novela Tamaulipas, the Premio Quimera Literatura Queer and the Write Stuff competition at the London Book Fair.

Full fellowships and partial financial aid are available to qualified applicants.

utv writers in the spotlight

¡Hey, Morelos! El próximo sábado 29 de febrero, @robin_ep_myers presenta su libro Tener/Having en @rojocafeylibros en #Cuernavaca. ¡Acompañémosla! #volcanistas 🌋#perfectvision #visiónperfecta #utv2020 ...

Nuestro último desayuno. ¡Vamos a extrañar #utv2020! ¡Hasta el próximo año! ♥️🌋 #perfectvision #visiónperfecta #utvmx ...

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