PAST

EVENTS

POSADA LITERARIA 
An online benefit & fiesta
11/12/2020

VIRTUAL OPEN MIC 
LOCKDOWN ZOOM SESSION
10/04/2020

SECOND
VIRTUAL OPEN MIC 
LOCKDOWN ZOOM SESSION
10/04/2020

BEYOND WALLS
EL CENTRO TEPOZTLAN
11/1/2019

VOLCANOES & THE IMAGINATION
Auditorio ILHUICALLI, TEPOZTLAN
11/1/2019

THE FUTURE OF MEMORY en el EX-CONVENTO DE TEPOZTLAN
13/1/2019

 

BILINGUAL POETRY READING
with David Huerta & Mark Doty: POSADA LA PRESA, TEPOZTLÁN
JAN 18

 

Taking the Conversation Home

is our platform for encouraging UTV participants to play an active role as cultural ambassadors once they leave Tepoztlán. By organizing and hosting events such as readings and dialogues in their home communities, UTV alumni share exciting new work and engage larger audiences in conversations on the challenges and values that unite us in these early years of the 21st century.

CLAIMING YOUR VOICE, VOICING YOUR STORY

August 12, 2020

Live Stream via Facebook 

Novelist Devi Laskar (The Atlas of Reds and Blues, Counterpoint, 2019), an alumna of Under the Volcano’s fiction master classes, and Elizabeth Rosner (Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, Counterpoint, 2017), Under the Volcano memoir and non-fiction faculty, will speak about the challenges of writing from the trauma of racism and the Holocaust and the literary friendship that brought them together.

If you missed it… watch it now!

WRITING FROM LIFE

August 5, 2020

Live Stream via Facebook 

Australian writer and anthropologist Kavita Bedford will speak about her forthcoming novel Friends and Dark Shapes (Europa Editions, 2021) with poet & fiction writer Rebecca Levi (US). Both are graduates of Under the Volcano, where they met as members of the fiction writing master classes.

If you missed it… watch it now!

Race matters

July 29, 2020

Live Stream via Facebook 

A freewheeling conversation with Los Angeles Times Presidential Campaign Reporter (UTV 2016, journalism) on the intersection of the pandemic, race and the US Presidential campaign.

If you missed it… watch it now!

Volcánicas

 July 22, 2020

Live Stream via Facebook 

Reading and conversation between UTV Sandra Cisneros Fellows Ana Portnoy, Red Samaniego and Gina Balibrera.
Hosted by Pilsen Community Books (Chicago). https://pilsencommunitybooks.com/

If you missed it… watch it now!

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH & CONVERSATION
with Magda Bogin

May 4, 2020

Live Stream via Facebook 

Join poets Cyrus Cassells and Kristina Bicher for a dual reading and conversation as they launch their gorgeous new books. Curated by Under the Volcano
Director Magda Bogin. 

If you missed it… watch it now!

Escribir Con visión en el 2020 

desde el ojo del ojo del huracán

april 24, 2020
 Zoom

A conversation with Louisa Reynols, Robin Myers, Ruy Feben and Daniel Escoto hosted by Gabriela Damián Miravete (UTV Assistant Director & 2020 Reading Fellow.

If you missed it… watch it now!

Celebrating  Native Voices 

& Indigenous Peoples’ Day

october 14, 2019
 McNally Jackson Books, NYC

A reading/conversation with CMarie Fuhrman (UTV 2019 Grace Paley Fellow), co-editor of the anthology Native Voices (Tupelo Press, 2019), to mark Indigenous People’s Day. Co-hosted by poet Kristina Bicher (UTV alumna and Board member)
and Magda Bogin.

SATURDAY AT THE SEAPORT
september 7, 2019
2-3pm
4 Fulton Street NYC

A reading and celebration with UTV faculty and alumni as part of the opening festival of McNally Jackson’s new downtown bookstore, featuring novelists Joan Silber, Emily Raboteau and Keila Vall de la Ville and poets Kristina Bicher, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, CS Nelson and Shakthi Shrima.

 INAUGURAL EVENT
may 7, 2019
McNally Jackson Books, NYC.

Aysegül Savas (UTV 2017, 1018 and UTV Reading Fellow in Fiction, 2019 & 2020) reading from her debut novel, Walking on the Ceiling (Riverhead, 2019), in conversation with UTV founder/Director Magda Bogin at McNally Jackson Books, NYC..