UNDER THE VOLCANO

A multi-faceted program

that aims to bring

each writer’s voice

to the next level…

10-20 JANUARY/ 

 2019

TEPOZTLÁN

MEXICO

  

Under the Volcano is a modular 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, short story writers, novelists, journalists, librettists, memoirists and essayists, as well as those working on projects that challenge traditional genre forms. Optional add-on’s include a two-week extension residency, flash master classes and manuscript consultations.

Registration for the core master classes is limited to eight, with acceptance based on an 8-10 page writing sample. Both accomplished and emerging writers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our alumni have published novels, stories, memoirs and articles, been admitted to top MFA programs, 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.

Financial aid and full fellowships are available to qualified applicants.

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2019 CORE FACULTY

MAGDA BOGIN

MAGDA BOGIN

fiction

 

DAVID BARSTOW

DAVID BARSTOW

journalism

 

SABINA MURRAY

SABINA MURRAY

fiction

 

DAVID HUERTA

DAVID HUERTA

poetry

 

LUISA VALENZUELA

LUISA VALENZUELA

fiction

 

ELIZABETH ROSNER

ELIZABETH ROSNER

memoir

 

JONATHAN LEVI

JONATHAN LEVI

journalism

 

ALEJANDRA XANIC

ALEJANDRA XANIC

journalism

 

ROBIN COSTE LEWISIS

ROBIN COSTE LEWISIS

poetry

 

Rosa Beltrán

Rosa Beltrán

fiction

 

2019 UTV Reading Fellows

AYSEGÜL SAVAS

AYSEGÜL SAVAS

fiction

 

FRANCISCO CANTÚ

FRANCISCO CANTÚ

memoir

 

NELLY ROSARIO

NELLY ROSARIO

fiction

 

our bilingual anthology
“Under the Volcano:
The Best Writing of Our First Fifteen Years”,
featuring work by Russell Banks, Magda Bogin, Sandra Cisneros, Jennifer Clement author, Francisco Goldman, Reyna Grande, David Huerta, Jonathan Levi, Paul Muldoon, Grace Paley, Elena Poniatowska, Luisa Valenzuela Escritora, Alison Wearing (Writer/Performer) and 40 of our best participants. Cover art by Cisco Jimenez makes this book a true collector’s item.

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“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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