The 15th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 11, 2018, to January 21, 2018, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village located in 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, manuscript consultations, excursions, time to write, and an optional residency extension. The faculty included poet Paul Muldoon; fiction writers Magda Bogin, Taiye Selasi, and Luisa Valenzuela; and nonfiction writers Reyna Grande, Jonathan Levi, Ginger Thompson, and Alison Wearing. Guest authors included fiction writers Sandra Cisneros and Jennifer Clement. Tuition is $1,895, which includes most meals. Housing was available for $30 to $250 per night. Writers submitted a writing sample of 8 to 10 pages and a cover letter. There was no application fee. Admissions were made on a rolling basis. 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.