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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

16 May 2022

The Brussels Jazz Festival comes to the heart of Europe in May

During the last weekend of May, Europe’s largest jazz festival will once again welcome you to Brussels. The sixth edition of Brussels Jazz Weekend puts the […]
6 May 2022

Munich’s Oktoberfest is back after two years of absence

On April 29th, Munich’s Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter announced at a press conference that the 187th Oktoberfest on the Theresienwiese will take place from September 17th […]
3 May 2022

Nuits sonores & European Lab Brussels are back this year and with great ambitions

The fifth edition of Nuits sonores & European Lab Brussels will take place in the capital of Europe from the 12th to the 16th of October […]
27 April 2022

Belgian Pride is back in Brussels

On the 21st of May, after a two-year absence, Belgian Pride will once again be putting the LGBTI+ community in the spotlight and decorating the streets […]
26 April 2022

The Best of Portugal is back this year in Brussels

The Best of Portugal is back this year in Brussels and will take place at the Cinquentenaire Park on the 18th and 19th of June. Organized […]
21 April 2022

100th anniversary of the Garden Cities of the Brussels Region

The majority of the Brussels-Capital Region’s garden cities were built a century ago. To celebrate the occasion, the month of May will bring a festival of […]
19 April 2022

Panorama Mont Des Arts Festival to take place in the heart of Brussels

From April 23rd to May 1st, a wide range of participating institutions will open their doors in downtown Brussels with a unique Panorama Program. Hidden roof […]
15 April 2022

Uzbekistan to host Boysun Bahori international folklore festival next 7 and 8 May

On May 7 and 8, the Uzbek festival “Boysun Bahori”, the long-awaited holiday of the renewal of nature, national traditions and folklore will start in the […]
15 April 2022

Brussels’ Iris Festival returns after a two-year pause

After a two-year pause, the Iris Festival will be held in Brussels on May 7th and 8th. It will mark the 33rd anniversary of the Brussels-Capital […]
6 April 2022

An international fireworks competition to take place this summer in Knokke

Spring has arrived but a curtain of cold weather remains in some parts of Europe. Many people are already looking forward to the summer, to warmer […]
6 April 2022

Want to travel differently? This travel festival in Namur is just for you

Travelling is probably the one interest most of us have in common. It’s a nice way to relax, an escape from reality, which at the same […]
15 March 2022

‘We Are ONE’ concert in Bucharest gathered almost 1 million euros for Ukrainian refugees

Ever since the start of the war in Ukraine, Romanians opened their arms to refugees fleeing their country. From the very beginning, people waited right past […]
14 March 2022

12 Cultural activities in Brussels starting this spring

The end of winter is around the corner. Finally. What to do, what to see after two years of limited exposure to art and culture? The […]
14 March 2022

More than 3,000 people gathered under the Atomium to support Ukraine

On Thursday March 11th, the Ukrainian flag flew high at the top of the Atomium, one of the most symbolic architectural icons in Belgium. The action, […]
11 March 2022

Are film festivals back with vengeance?

It looks like it. Back in the flesh and with a palpable post-Covid vim, Ostend Film Festival (FFO) kicked off last week with a rich programme […]
8 February 2022

Braga to revive its Roman past at the end of May

From the 25th to the 29th of May 2022, the streets of Braga will again be invaded by the way of life in Roman Times. One […]
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