Workshops for people who are serious about writing

Clarion West is a nonprofit literary organization that runs an acclaimed six-week residential workshop every summer, One-Day Workshops, a reading series every summer, and other events throughout the year.


Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction
Clarion West is pleased to present a series of conversations featuring today’s Black publishers and editors of anthologies and magazines, aimed at expanding our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. This series is presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

The Pocket Workshop: Clarion West alumni Tod McCoy and M. Huw Evans have curated this brand-new collection of essays by Octavia E. Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Ursula K. LeGuin, and two dozen more instructors and alumni of Clarion West. Distilling their combined wisdom and experience into one concise tome, we present Pocket Workshop. Proceeds of the sales benefit Clarion West!



Clarion West has new Online Workshops! Learn more and sign up today.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have postponed our 2020 6-week summer workshop to 2021. We will open applications for the following year in late 2021.