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.

 

From Scattered to Salable: Revising Your Manuscript

Sunday, January 25, 2015 • Nancy Kress • Details and registration

You finished your novel or short story – congratulations! But actually, you have just begun; revision is what often makes the difference between a rough story and a salable one. You will leave the workshop with a stronger manuscript, as well as a set of systematic practices for future revisions.

 

Help! There’s Science in my Fiction!

Sunday, February 22, 2015 • J. M. Sidorova • Details and  registration

If you believe that there is a place for real science and scientists in fiction, but need help fitting any of it in, this workshop is for you. This workshop includes an optional visit to a working laboratory at the University of Washington.

 

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.

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

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