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ESTABLISHED IN

2003

A space to dream, speculate and create new work

Set in one of Mexico’s legendary villages, the program is an incubator of literary and journalistic talent, a catalyst for writers with books in progress and an international community that transcends borders, languages and place.

A writing residency like no other.

Our 20th Anniversary Season

Picture credit: Cisco Jiménez

Genre by genre

Programs

Under the Volcano masterclasses are open to emerging as well as accomplished fiction writers, poets and journalists, and offer high-level feedback and mentorship from award-winning writers in each genre.  A roster of distinguished guests joins our core faculty in a program designed to take each participant’s voice to the next level. 

In Their Own Words

Testimonials

“The dream always is to feel that writing is your only job in life. At Under the Volcano that dream becomes real.”

Tim Macghabann

Ireland

UTV ha cambiado mi manera de entender qué escribo y desde dónde escribo. Me voy feliz y con toda la inspiración para seguir mi sueño.

Diego Arellano

Mexico City, Mexico

“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

“An unforgettable community that invests in you beyond the confines of the program.”

Rebecca George

New York

“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 fosters a community of writers committed to craft, to society and to being agents of change. There’s no better way to be a writer.

Ana Portnoy Brimmer

Puerto Rico
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