One-Day Workshops

Throughout the year, Clarion West invites acclaimed instructors to teach a six-hour class in Seattle’s University District. These intensive single day workshops contain many of the elements of our Six-Week Workshop, such as instructor-facilitated group critique, and discussions about technique or professional concerns. They are available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $130 fee.

 

How to Read As a Writer

Sunday, March 15 • L. Timmel Duchamp • Details and registration

For this workshop only, the registration fee is $150.

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. Students who enroll in this workshop will be asked to submit a piece of writing in advance.

 

Muse Management and Production in the Story Factory

Sunday, April 19 • Ken Scholes • Details and registration

Spend a day with award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Ken Scholes in a relaxed workshop focused on short stories. Ken combines his down-to-earth, sometimes witty, conversational teaching style with group exercises to show participants that a writer’s muse is always on the clock and can be trained to find stories anywhere and anytime.

 

Flash Fiction

Sunday, May 3 • Cat Rambo • Details and registration

Flash fiction—pieces 1000 words or fewer in length—can inspire, amaze, and delight, all in just a few words. In this workshop, you’ll examine examples of flash fiction, do exercises to get started writing flash, discuss how to review flash fiction, and finish with an overview of speculative flash fiction markets.

 

Point of View

Sunday, May 24 • Paul Park • Details and registration

This is a one-day workshop in point of view. Students will experiment and recast descriptions and dialogue from different viewpoints and see how the meaning of a work changes. A skilled writer chooses the right tool for the job, and this workshop will add more elements of the craft to your repertoire.

Clarion West’s One-Day Workshop series is sponsored in part by 4Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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