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The Seventh Week features a roundup of news from within the Clarion West community.

It features interviews with instructors, former students, and volunteers; reports from staff and board members; and articles on the world of creative writing.

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Current Issue: Spring 2016
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Elizabeth Bear: The Real, Live Bear
Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92)

Workshop Report: Quietly Busy Bees
by Neile Graham (CW ’96) and Huw Evans (CW ’12)

Forging New and Diverse Voices
by Caroline Bobanick, Executive Director

New Clarion West Giving Circle Supports Women in Speculative Fiction
Vicki Saunders (CW ’09)

All That Glitters
by Dan Trefethen

Women Hold Up Half the SF Sky
by Sheila Williams

The Hartwell Effect
by Patrick Swenson (CW ’86)

You can also download our Fall 2016 Workshop Report.

Previous issues

Spring 2015Cat Rambo: Most Awesomely Interview by Nisi Shawl, ’92; Workshop Report: Ready for Inspiration by Neile Graham, ’96, and Huw Evans, ’12; How to Con Like a Pro by Cynthia Ward, ’92  and much more…

Spring 2014Eileen Gunn: Stubborn and Tightly Stacked Interview by Nisi Shawl, ’92; Eventful Horizon: Our First Workshop Report by Neile Graham, ’96, and Huw Evans, ’12; Rolling with the Punches by Mark Bukovec, ’06 and much more…

Fall 2013: Eugene Myers: Building on the Work of Others by Kelley Eskridge; Clarion West’s 30th Anniversary Workshop by Leslie Howle, ’85, Workshop Director and much more…

Spring 2013: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Photo Essay by Leslie Howle, ’85, Workshop Director; Looking Backward and Forward by Leslie Howle, ’85; and much more…

Fall 2012: Clarion West Founding Mothers Round Robin conducted by Nisi Shawl, ’92; Writers and Tigers and Sharks by Leslie Howle ’85, Workshop Director; and much more….

Spring 2012: Rachel Swirsky: Communities of Choice Interview by Nisi Shawl, ’92; Living with Louise by Arinn Dembo ’90; Heroes and Stories by Leslie Howle ’85; and much more….

Fall 2011: Hiromi Goto: Interrupting Expectations Interview by Nisi Shawl, ’92; How to Build a Good Author Website by Patrick Samphire, ’01; Going the Distance by Leslie Howle, ’85, Workshop Director; and much more….

Spring 2011: Andrea Hairston: Making Meaning and Finding Patterns Interview by Nisi Shawl, ’92; A Day in the Life of a Video Game Writer, Part Two by Diana Sherman, ’02; Springing Ahead and Looking Back by Leslie Howle, ’85, Senior Workshop Administrator; and much more….

Fall 2010: Minister Faust: Writing is not a performance art Interview by Nisi Shawl ’92; A Day in the Life of a Video Game Writer, Part One by Diana Sherman ’02; Celebrating Old and New Traditions by Leslie Howle ’85 and much more….

Spring 2010: Kij Johnson: A Million Suppositions, or Turtles All the Way Down Interview by Nisi Shawl ’92; From the Chair by Kelley Eskridge; 2010 Musings by Leslie Howle ’85, and much more….