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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.

29 September 2020

Traveling through literature:
Ten years of Transpoesie

Language is an apple with magical juices. It has the power to make us dream and reshape our minds. One crafted sentence and the world looks […]
29 September 2020

Hotel Beethoven: Celebrating the
250th anniversary of the artist’s legacy

In the context of Germany’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, BOZAR will contribute to Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebrations by hosting an exhibition that […]
24 September 2020

How Uzbekistan’s rich cultural
heritage influences our world today

Uzbekistan has a rich cultural heritage whose influence can be seen in civilisations all over the world. Long before the adventurer, Marco Polo, travelled there in […]
23 September 2020

Dreaming of travel:
Angkor Wat

How many places on your travel wish list are there due to the power of movies? Cinema has the power to transport us briefly to other […]
23 September 2020

Films that will make
you want to travel

Films or documentaries can often be a source of inspiration to travel and discover new places or experiences. Here is a selection of films and documentaries […]
22 September 2020

How many journeys? 10 years of language diversity in Transpoesie

For 10 years, TRANSPOESIE has celebrated language diversity, inspired by the European Day of Languages marked on 26 September every year. This year’s edition will include […]
17 September 2020

10 mouth-watering food festivals

Sweet, savory, vegetarian or meat-based… Whatever your preferences, there is a festival to satisfy your stomach! 1. Bacon Festival, California This festival solely dedicated to bacon […]
16 September 2020

10 amazing festivals in Belgium

2020 has surely been a difficult year for the event sector. The lockdown and the implementation of social distancing measures to fight Covid-19 have forced organizers […]
14 September 2020

Exhibition on life of First President of Angola inaugurated at Press Club Brussels

A new exhibition on the life of the First President of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, was inaugurated at the Press Club Brussels on September 10th, 2020, […]
11 September 2020

Hearst Castle: Is This The 20th
Century’s Most Insane Home?

Imagine an ‘enchanted hill’ where cherished family camping trips took place, transformed into a vast and luxurious castle, when boy becomes businessman. But with all the […]
11 September 2020

10 of the World’s weirdest museums

Poo, hearses, human hair, noodles, toilets and much more. Around the world there are museums displaying quite unusual stuff… If fossils and rare paintings are not […]
11 September 2020

Brussels Museums
make their comeback

From Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 October, artists and cultural organisations are taking the stage in 40 Brussels’ museums to eclipse the gloom of 2020 and […]
10 September 2020

Crypt at Notre-Dame reopens
in homage to Victor Hugo

Closed to the public since the fire that damaged much of the Notre-Dame Cathedral on 15 April 2019, the crypt under the court-yard is to reopen […]
10 September 2020

Traveling to Korea through
the art of the comic strip

The Korean Cultural Center of Brussels will host from September 10 to October 30, 2020, the 7th Belgian-Korean comic strip exhibition on the theme of “Living […]
7 September 2020

On the Trail of the Cathars
in Southern France

In the foothills of the Pyrenees, often perched atop rocky outcrops, a series of spectacular castles tell the tale of a 12th century religion, hounded by […]
4 September 2020

Traveling through art:
Smoke Signals by Vaughn Spann

It would be an understatement to claim that Vaughn Spann’s work focuses on the politics of living in this current day and age. Their relatability and […]
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