Under the Volcano Master Classes and Retreat

Under the Volcano
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The 14th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 12, 2017, to January 22, 2017, 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 Vijay Seshadri; fiction writers Magda Bogin, Jamaica Kincaid, and Luisa Valenzuela; and nonfiction writers Allen Kurzweil and Jonathan Levi. Tuition was $1,795, which includes most meals. Housing was available for an additional $25 to $250 per night. Writers submitted a writing sample of 8 to 10 pages and a cover letter. Admissions were accepted on a rolling basis. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Under the Volcano Master Classes and Retreat, c/o Magda Bogin, 425 Riverside Drive, 14H, New York, NY 10025.