A GUIDED RESIDENCY for WRITERS & JOURNALISTS
Our 19th season of master classes combines the best of our in-person program and the virtual community we built during the pandemic.
Whether you elect to join us in Mexico or to participate online, you’ll be part of a unique group of committed writers from around the world. Together in person or on the screen, you’ll read and critique each other’s work with individual mentoring from some of today’s most exciting writers.
BUT UTV IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST MASTER CLASSES.
It’s a community, a writing residency and a lit fest rolled into one.
In addition to attending twice-weekly master classes in your chosen genre, you’ll have access to our curated Community of the Imagination conversations and exclusive craft talks, weekly Open Mics and all-group gatherings in our unique online Café. If you come to Tepoztlán, you’ll experience life in one of Mexico’s most alluring villages, but if you choose to join us from afar, we’ll bring the village to you.
HOW IT WORKS
The program is front-loaded with an opening week that includes an all-group orientation transmitted live from Tepoztlán, an inaugural weekend featuring distinguished scientists, journalists and writers, two master classes in your genre, an individual consultation with your master class instructor and a choice of craft talks. Week #1 ends with an Open Mic and a social evening for both virtual and in-person participants.
WEEKS TWO & THREE
During the second and third weeks all participants will focus on revision and generating new writing. Master classes will continue to meet twice weekly, with participants encouraged to devote significant time to moving forward on their projects. Fridays will continue to feature optional craft talks, as well as Open Mics and gatherings both virtual and live that bring the Volcanista community together.
THE BIG PICTURE
We encourage you to view the overall program as a three-week retreat (with great company!) and to build blocks of writing time into your agenda for January 2022.
THREE WAYS TO ATTEND:
1. Join us in Tepoztlán for Week #1 and return home to do Weeks #2 and #3 online.
2. Join us in Tepoztlán for week #1 and stay on in the village for Weeks #2 and #3.
3. Attend the entire program virtually, with a live connection to your master class and interaction with the others in your group.