Mario Bellatin (b. 1960) received the 2002 Xavier Villaurrutia Award for his novel Flores, and is director of the Edde (Dynamic Writers School). This book contains the notes used at the Edde to teach the difficult art of writing. Successful visual artists, researchers, translators, poets and fiction writers meet with students to share their experiences and knowledge about writing. In addition, students are exposed to elements of other arts which will surely enrich their experience when they come to write.