Tijuana-based writer Montserrat Rodríguez Ruelas, (UTV 2019, Beca La Güera Trigos), is touring Mexico with her first novel, Aunque es de noche, winner of the 2021 Amado Nervo National Short Novel Prize. A unique blend of reality and fantasy, the novel builds on short stories Montserrat brought to her master class in Tepoztlán with Alberto Chimal.
Melissa Watkins (UTV 2022, Writing with a Sense of Wonder), aka Mel the Bookworm, reads deep and wide, with a collector’s eye for work that feeds her passion for science fiction and fantasy. She doesn’t just read, she reviews. Prolifically. And she writes. Also prolifically.
Mexican journalist Diego Courchay (UTV (2018 Robert L. Breen Fellow) is now an associate editor for the Delacorte Review, a joint project of the Columbia School of Journalism and the Delacorte Center.
Izabela García-Arce (Writing of Witness, 2023), who calls herself a “longtime lover of water,” is now a proud graduate of the University of Montana with a masters of science in environmental studies.
La periodista Karla María Gutiérrez (San Cristóbal) y la poeta Enriqueta Lúnez (Chamula), ambas participantes en nuestra temporada de 2019, salieron al podio en Mujeres en el Arte y Cultura, un conservatorio llevado a cabo en San Cristóbal de las Casa, Chiapas, el 11 de marzo, en el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer.
Prince Shakur (UTV 2021, Writing of Witness with Elizabeth Rosner) announces his debut memoir, ‘When They Tell You To Be Good’