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 $150 fee unless otherwise noted.


From Idea to Story

May 1 • Tina Connolly and Caroline Yoachim  • Details and registration 

This workshop is full, but the waitlist is open.
Writers often start with one piece of a story—e.g. an amazing setting, a fascinating character, or a cool scientific discovery. It’s a great idea with lots of potential, but now what? Learn how to scale ideas to suit the length of story you want to write (flash fiction, short stories, novels) and discuss techniques for creating a compelling narrative arc no matter what type of idea you start from.


Equine and Canine Paradoxes: Publishing and Collaborating in the Modern Age

May 22 •  Greg Bear and Mark Teppo • Details and registration 

Spend a day with Greg Bear and Mark Teppo and discuss media types beyond the prose novel, creative ways for collaboration, and effective strategies for self-starting writers in the digital age. It’ll be a bit like a circus show, but with better jokes and more effective tools. Popcorn included.


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

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