Clarion West holds several workshops a year, all taught by instructors who work in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.
Summer Six-Week Workshop
Rocket fuel for writers
Every summer, Clarion West holds an intensive six-week workshop geared to help students prepare for professional careers as writers of speculative fiction. Each class is limited to 18 students, and each week features a different a highly regarded author or editor offering a unique perspective on the field. The Clarion West Six-Week Workshop is one of the most respected science fiction and fantasy workshops in the world.
Throughout the year, Clarion West invites acclaimed instructors to teach a one-day class focused on a specific aspect of the writing process. Hosted in Seattle’s University District, these workshops are available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $130 fee. Past instructors have included Nicola Griffith, Cat Rambo, Karen Joy Fowler, Nancy Kress, Kij Johnson, and Nisi Shawl.
New One-Day Workshops
The Three Ps: Plotting, Planning, and Progress
January 17, 2016 • Mark Teppo
You’ve got a stack of note cards on your wall and maybe even a half-finished manuscript. But you’re also working and have a family and someone needs to walk the dog and…how are you going to find the time to actually finish this book? We’ll show you how to organize yourself so that you can write in between the rest of your daily activities.
How to Read As a Writer
February 21, 2016 • L. Timmel Duchamp
Critiques from a variety of readers give writers insight into how the words they’ve put on the page are being transformed into the stories that unfold in their readers’ heads. This workshop will offer insight into how others are reading your story and help make it into the story you would like them to be reading.