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.

24 January 2023

Bright Festival returns to Brussels in February

From the 16th to the 19th of February, Bright Festival will fill Brussels with light. The festival’s program consists of three routes through several Brussels quarters […]
3 November 2022

Winter Wonders will be back in Brussels from 25 November

The 21st edition of Brussels’ Winter Wonders (Plaisirs d’Hiver) will take place from November 25th, 2022 to January 1st, 2023. According to the publication “Best Christmas […]
10 October 2022

10th Korean Film Festival in Brussels comes to an end

The 10th edition of the Korean Film Festival in Brussels came to an end on Friday, 7 September, with the screening of the film Hommage at […]
28 September 2022

10th edition of the Korean Film Festival in Brussels

The Korean Film Festival is back in Brussels with a 10th edition full of surprises. From September 29th to October 7th, eighteen classic and unreleased films […]
27 September 2022

Lightopia. Europe’s largest light festival comes to Belgium for first edition outside UK

Lightopia Festival, Europe’s biggest lantern and light festival is coming to Belgium this winter. From November 18th to January 8th 2023 at the Château de Grand-Bigard […]
21 September 2022

Oktoberfest returns after a two-year pause due to the pandemic

On Saturday September 17th, the world’s most popular beer festival, Oktoberfest, opened its doors to visitors in Munich, Germany, after being canceled for two years due […]
20 September 2022

How Lufthansa and Emirates celebrate Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest festival in Munich is returning this autumn after two years of absence. The beloved event has its 187th edition from 17 September to 3 […]
5 September 2022

What is the Mid-Autumn Festival and how is it celebrated?

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture. Similar holidays are celebrated in Japan (Tsukimi), Korea (Chuseok), Vietnam (Tết Trung Thu), and other countries in East and Southeast […]
27 July 2022

Why Belgium is one of the best music festivals destinations in the world

Having the most festivals per inhabitant in the world, Belgium’s festival scene is one of the best in the world. For such a small country, it […]
21 July 2022

Comic strip festival returns to Brussels in September

Like many other events around the world, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival also took a pandemic forced break. After two years, it is finally returning to […]
6 July 2022

6 of the coolest music festivals to attend this Summer

After two years of cancellations, large-scale music festivals around the world are returning in full force as Covid mitigation measures continue to relax. Luckily, in contrast […]
6 July 2022

5 tips to save money at summer festivals

After a couple of years during which our lives were completely taken over by Covid-19, it seems like this summer we’ll be free once again. Free […]
15 June 2022

Napoleon and Wellington set to lock horns again at Battle of Waterloo re-enactment

Known throughout the world, the Battle of Waterloo shook Europe in 1815. After a two year absence, the traditional reconstruction of the Battle of Waterloo is back. […]
15 June 2022

Belgium’s Paradise City Festival set to become one of the greenest festivals in the world

This year the electronic music festival Paradise City in Perk, a few miles outside of Brussels, will be offering night train services to visitors so that […]
9 June 2022

Brussels Flower Carpet returns this summer for its 50th anniversary

The traditional Flower Carpet is back this year at Brussels’ Grand Place to the delight of thousands of visitors. The 22nd edition will take place from […]
7 June 2022

Ommegang is back this year with the Brussels Renaissance Festival

From 18th of June to the 10th of July, the Brussels Renaissance Festival returns for a new edition full of festivities. The capital’s various organisations and […]
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