Due to temporary health problems that prevent travel, Paul Park will not be able to teach for Clarion West this year. Our new Week One instructor is the extraordinarily talented and experienced Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning writer James Patrick Kelly. He taught during the 2004 Clarion West workshop, and has taught for the Clarion Workshop and the Stonecoast writing program. Kelly will be reading on June 24th at the University Bookstore as part of our Clarion West’s Summer Reading Series.
James Patrick Kelly has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, plays, and planetarium shows. His short novel Burn won the Nebula Award in 2007. He has won the Hugo Award twice: in 1996, for his novelette “Think Like A Dinosaur” and in 2000, for his novelette, “Ten to the Sixteenth to One.” His fiction has been translated into eighteen languages. With John Kessel he is co-editor of the anthologies Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka, The Secret History Of Science Fiction, Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, Rewired: The Post Cyberpunk Anthology and SFWA’s Nebula Awards Showcase 2012. He has created two podcasts, James Patrick Kelly’s Storypod on Audible.com and the Free Reads Podcast. His most recent publishing venture is the ezine James Patrick Kelly’s Strangeways. He writes a column for Asimov’s and is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.
Clarion West is grateful that James Patrick Kelly was able to step in, and we wish Paul Park a swift and uneventful recovery. We are looking forward to a fantastic Six-Week Workshop!