new for 2021!
BLACK WRITERS MATTER FUND
UNDER the VOLCANO 2021
A COMMUNITY of the
A three-week writing residency and literary festival rolled into one.
Intimate master classes, inter-galactic conversations, readings and craft talks by some of the leading writers of our time.
POETRY • FICTION • NON-FICTION • JOURNALISM
Bringing the world closer and building connections across borders…
Because the virtual is also real. And because words matter.
In April 2021 Under the Volcano will convene online, continuing to offer the intimate master classes and far-ranging conversations for which we’re known, but expanding from one week to three and adding layers we could only dream of before. Think of it as a cyber residency, with time to write, interact with accomplished peers from around the world and take part in a host of exciting side events, all from the comfort of home. In other words, a space to dream, speculate and create new work. So… open up your calendar for three weeks that just might change your life.
Gala opening weekend
Weekly craft talks & conversations
Agent talks & pitch sessions
Weekly all-group Fiesta at Volcano Café
FULL FELLOWSHIPS & LIMITED FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
Tyrone Beason · Cyrus Cassells · Alberto Chimal · David Huerta · Sandra Lorenzano
Tim MacGabbhan · Verónica Murguía · Alicia Quiñones · Elizabeth Rosner · Ayşegül Savaş
“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
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