The Centro de Creación Literaria Xavier Villaurrutia (CCLXV) opened in 2010 as a space for the training of literary creators. They presently offers diploma courses, seminars, classes and workshops in poetry, fiction and drama. There are also frequent lectures and events with established writers and others from the literary world.
The center is operated by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBAL).
Originally opened as the Centro de Lectura Condesa (The Condesa Reading Center), today’s CCLXV occupies a historic building from the Porfiriato period. The building is over 100 years old and mixes Neo-Classical, Eclectic, and Art Deco elements.
The center also includes a temporary exhibitions space and public forum. The bibliographic collection focuses on contemporary Mexican literature with some 6,000 volumes. The collection and a reading area are open to the public.