Fiction, poetry and opera remain center stage for me in 2017, with work moving forward in all realms.  A lot to celebrate so far, including the talented group of writers from around the world who attended Under the Volcano‘s 14th season of master classes in Tepoztlan, where my wonderful colleagues were Luisa ValenzuelaJonathan Levi, Francisco Segovia and Allen Kurzweil.

Central projects:  I’ve finished my novel Suppose It Begins Here and am creating the libretto for a Spanish-language opera based on the Mexican Day of the Dead, as well as a song cycle tentatively titled Textotlan as part of the celebrations for Under the Volcano’s 15th anniversary celebration in January 2018.

It was an honor to be interviewed about the role of memory in my work earlier this year by Raúl Silva, the thoughtful host of El Arte de la Memoria. His team did an amazing job of integrating all the strands of my writing–with beautiful music! Click here to listen to the podcast.

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