Under the Volcano 2021 will unfold as a moveable feast in cyberspace over a three-week period from January 9-29. While we’ve had to leave our beloved village behind, the new program adds a whole array of features designed to enhance the powerful sense of community our alumni have come to cherish.
By expanding from one week to three, the program combines core master classes, a gala opening weekend with public events, a series of intimate gatherings and craft talks, agent presentations with optional pitch sessions, and a weekly Volcano Café where participants from around the world can meet and unwind every Friday.
Acceptance into any UTV master class includes access to all the above at no additional cost.
Fluency in English is a must for all applicants, including those who write in Spanish; a good working knowledge of Spanish is also a plus, although not a requirement, for those who write in English. As an international community, we treasure the ability to communicate across the lines of language, nationality and culture.
A small number of full fellowships is available. Partial financial aid is also available to qualified applicants (talent + demonstrated need). If you are requesting financial support from our Black Writers Matter Fund please be sure to check the appropriate box on the application form.
Applicants are encouraged to view the program as a personal writing retreat (with great company!) and to build blocks of writing time into their calendar for January 2021.
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