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The 12th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 9 to January 18, 2015, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village at the foothills of the volcanoes approximately one hour from Mexico City. The conference featured daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, excursions, time to write, and an optional residency extension. The faculty included poets Ben Clark and Owen Sheers, fiction writers Magda Bogin and Jennifer Clement, and nonfiction writers Jonathan Levi and Alison Wearing. Tuition was $1,395, and included most meals. Housing was available from $45 to $200 per night. Partial scholarships were available. Writers submitted a writing sample of 8 to 10 pages and a cover letter by October 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Under the Volcano Master Classes and Retreat, c/o Magda Bogin, 425 Riverside Drive, 14H, New York, NY 10025.