Under the Volcano Master Classes and Guided Residency

Under the Volcano
See writers who attended this retreat
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Event Date: 
January 12, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The 21st annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Guided Residency was held from January 12, 2024, to January 28, 2024, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a village located one hour from Mexico City in the foothills of snow-capped volcanoes. The program features master classes in poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction, as well as individual meetings with instructors, weekly open mics, readings, and conversations with guest writers and scientists. Classes are offered in both Spanish and English in all genres. The faculty includes fiction writers Alberto Chimal, Ayşegül Savaş, and Sheree Renée Thomas; poet and memoirist Javier Zamora; and poet, novelist, and essayist Elizabeth Rosner. Tuition was $2,695 and included all program activities. Housing and most meals are not included. Private rooms range from $40 to $250 per night, depending on the hotel chosen. All applicants must submit an online application form, a cover letter, and a writing sample in either English or Spanish. To apply for regular admission, applicants must submit a writing sample of 8 to 10 pages in length; to apply for fellowships in fiction and nonfiction, applicants must submit an extended writing sample of 25 pages, a letter of intent, two reference letters, and a writing curriculum vitae. Writers applied for full fellowships by August 15; regular admissions were rolling until all slots were filled. There was no application fee. Visit the website for an application form and more information.

Contact Information

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