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Congratulations to the wonderful group of Volcanistas who made UTV 2024 our best year ever. We open for applications on July 1 for UTV 2025.

Congratulations to the wonderful group of Volcanistas who made UTV 2024 our best year ever. We open for applications on July 1 for UTV 2025.

Black Writers Matter Fund

This fund was established to ensure greater participation and visibility of Black writers as we work to deepen our response to systemic racism. Support up to full tuition is available for Black writers who are accepted into any of our master classes. Candidates requesting this support must check the appropriate box on the application form and upload proof of financial need..

Este fondo fue establecido para fomentar la participación y visibilidad de escritores Afrodescendientes. Se ofrece ayuda económica para cubrir hasta la totalidad de la matrícula para escritores Afrodescendientes que sean aceptados en cualquiera de nuestras clases magistrales. Los candidatos que soliciten esta beca deberán marcar la casilla correspondiente en el formulario de postulación y adjuntar comprobante de su necesidad económica.

in their own words

Testimonials

I’ll admit, I was concerned that as a Black writer I’d feel tokenized or otherwise marginalized despite the special focus on including Black writers announced by the retreat. I’ve had bad experiences before. But the inclusion of Sheree Renée Thomas as an instructor–a writer who literally redefined speculative fiction for Black writers–was a game changer. I was impressed by her presence, her candor and her kindness. Her critiques were invaluable. I walked away feeling enriched, and like I can actually make a career out of writing, instead of a dream.

Melissa Watkins

Boston