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The 13th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 14 to January 24, 2016, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village at the foothills of 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 poet Owen Sheers, fiction writers Magda Bogin and Valeria Luiselli, and nonfiction writers Jonathan Levi and Alison Wearing. Tuition was $1,795, which includes most meals. Housing was available for an additional $40 to $250 per night. Partial scholarships were available. Applicants 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.