Fifth Clarion West Write-a-thon finished
Almost 60 writers took part in our 2008 Write-a-thon. Paul Park, Eileen Gunn, Lisa Tuttle, Michael Swanwick, Nisi Shawl, Cat Rambo, Steve Miller, Amy Thomson, and a host of others from all our graduating classes wrote for donations from June 22 through August 1. Together they created an immense amount of fiction and raised more than $10,000 in donations. While Clarion West is still basking in the glow of these accomplishments you can view the collaboration several Write-a-thon participants put together here. We'll be recruiting participants for our 2009 Write-a-thon in April and May, so please check back then to learn how to join in.
We're very grateful to all Write-a-thon sponsors for adding monetary support for writers' education on top of the friendship and emotional support you give the writers in your lives. We're also deeply grateful to all 58 Write-a-thon participants who fearlessly sought out financial support for the Clarion West Writers Workshop while toiling away on their own individual writing goals: Amy Thomson, Ada Milenkovic Brown, Adrian Khactu, Amy Lau, Ben Burgis, Cat Rambo, Charlie Allery, Chris Furst, Christopher Caldwell, Claudius Reich, Clayton Kroh, D. Lynn Smith, David Simons, David Zasloff, Deb Taber, Doug Sharp, E.C. Myers, Eileen Gunn, Elizabeth McDowell, Erin Cashier, Gary Dauphin, Gord Sellar, Greer Woodward, Jocelyn Paige Kelly, Jon Christian Allison, Julie McGalliard, K. Tempest Bradford, Karen M. Roberts, Kristine Dikeman, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leah Cutter, Lisa Tuttle, Louise Marley, Lyn C.A. Gardner, Lynette Aspey, Marilyn J. Holt, Marsha Sisolak, Maura McHugh, Melinda Thielbar, Michael Blue, Michael Swanwick, Mike Underwood, Nisi Shawl, Paul Park, Phoebe Harris, R. R. Angell, Rachel Swirsky, Roz Clarke, Ruth Nestvold, S. Hutson Blount, S.K. Richards, Sarah Brandel, Stacy Sinclair, Stephanie Burgis, Steve Miller, Tina Connolly, Tinatsu Wallace, Vylar Kaftan, and a few others who wrote anonymously. Congratulations on your Write-a-thon accomplishments: chances taken, words written, paragraphs erased, chapters revised, manuscripts sent out to find a place in the world.