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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.

8 June 2022

A day dedicated to contemporary Cuban art and culture at Bozar in Brussels

On Saturday June 11th, the whole day will be dedicated to contemporary Cuban art and culture at Bozar in Brussels. ”Back to the roots” is the […]
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 […]
1 June 2022

250 perfectly preserved sarcophagi unveiled at Egypt’s Saqqara treasure trove

On Monday, Egyptian archaeologists unveiled their latest impressive discovery at the Saqqara Necropolis site. This week’s reveal is the fifth since work started on the site […]
1 June 2022

Discover Mechelen’s Heavy Metal Route

There’s something magical about the chime of carillon bells and there’s no better place to experience their charm than Mechelen, the international capital of carillon culture. […]
31 May 2022

Mystery of Boeing 727 disappearing after take off in Angola remains 19 years later

It’s been 19 years since a plane mysteriously disappeared after leaving the Luanda airport in Angola. On May 25th, 2003, a Boeing 727, registration N844AA, was […]
27 May 2022

Have you ever heard about this tomato festival?

Tomatoes, tomatos. They’re red, they’re juicy, they’re everywhere and above all… they’re tasty. Even though you could say it’s a pretty basic vegetable – or was […]
24 May 2022

A church in Brussels to be transformed into a climbing hall

From 2023, a church in Brussels will be transformed into a climbing hall. Located in the municipality of Forest, in the Brussels Region, the Church of […]
20 May 2022

The majestic creativity of nature

Really taking the time to see nature around us is ever rarer nowadays, so when I came across Karl Blossfeldt’s Art Forms in Nature exhibition at […]
18 May 2022

‘Sorry, Not Sorry’ street art festival is back in Ghent

Art lovers will already know that Ghent has a world-class arts scene and this year is no exception. Just an hour from Brussels, easily accessible by […]
16 May 2022

Brussels Art Nouveau gem for sale starting at €1.8 million

An Art Nouveau gem in Brussels has recently been listed for sale by Sotheby’s International Realty Belgium and bidding starts at €1.8 million. Offers must be […]
16 May 2022

Ukraine wins 2022 Eurovision song contest

Saturday night, all eyes were on the Eurovision song contest. Either watching it on tv, or the live stream on YouTube, any music lover tuned in […]
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 […]
13 May 2022

5 beautiful underwater museums around the world

Explore archaeological ruins and contemporary art at these 5 amazing underwater museums dispersed around the World. Most of them do not require a diving certification! 1. […]
9 May 2022

Celebrating Helsinki’s unique design and architectural landscape

For the fans of Nordic design, 2022 might be an ideal year to visit Helsinki, as the city celebrates its 10th anniversary of being named 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

Hear Here: Walking along sound art in Leuven

The Flemish city of Leuven is launching a multidisciplinary art experience this month where Belgian and international sound artists invite visitors to listen consciously to the […]
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