Clarion West is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Seattle Public Library’s flash fiction contest, Door to a Pink Universe. This contest is in honor of Octavia Butler, who taught several times for Clarion West and who heralded libraries for their contribution to her development as a writer. One of the prizes for this contest is a Clarion West One-Day Workshop registration.
For details on the contest, eligibility, and deadlines, please visit the Door to a Pink Universe site.
Clarion West is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 Summer Six-Week Workshop. This is one of the premier workshops of its type for speculative fiction, and workshop alumni have gone on to do amazing things.
Apply before February 10, 2016, and get $20 off the application fee. For more information and to apply, please visit the Six-Week Workshop page.
We are pleased to announce new One-Day Workshops for winter:
The Three Ps: Plotting, Planning, and Progress
January 17, 2016 – Mark Teppo
How to Read As a Writer
February 21, 2016 – L. Timmel Duchamp
Clarion West is pleased to announce the instructors for the 2016 Summer Six-Week Workshop:
- Paul Park (Clarion West’s 2016 Leslie Howle Fellow)
- Stephen Graham Jones
- Elizabeth Bear
- N.K. Jemisin
- Sheila Williams
- Geoff Ryman (Clarion West’s 2016 Susan C. Petrey Fellow)
More information about these distinguished instructors will be posted on the Clarion West website soon. Applications for the 2016 workshop will open in December of 2015.
Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.
In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make an award to Clarion West in support of the Six-Week Workshop and the Summer Reading Series. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The NEA is committed to advancing learning, fueling creativity, and celebrating the arts in cities and towns across the United States. Funding these new projects like the one from Clarion West represents an investment in both local communities and our nation’s creative vitality.”
Clarion West is committed to forging new and diverse voices in science fiction and fantasy through extraordinary educational opportunities. Through its Six-Week Summer Workshop, it prepares new writers for their careers and connects them with a community of fellow writers and passionate fans. Clarion West also makes speculative fiction available to the public by presenting readings and other events that bring writers and readers together.
To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #NEASpring2015. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov.
Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, is a new anthology of stories by award-winning and acclaimed Clarion West graduates. Read stories by Rachel Swirsky, Ben Rosenbaum, Kij Johnson, David Levine, and many more of your favorite authors, plus essays by Ursula K. Le Guin, Gardner Dozois, Nancy Kress, Greg Bear, and other great Clarion West instructors.
When you buy a copy, all proceeds benefit the organization. Clarion West launched this book/fundraiser at the Locus Awards, and copies are available now at Seattle’s University Book Store, and online via Amazon.com and publisher Hydra House (whose generosity makes this fundraiser possible).
See the full Table of Contents and cover art here.