Announcing the 2018 Sally Klages Memorial Instructorship for Clarion West

We are thrilled to announce that science fiction luminary Ellen Klages is sponsoring a 2018 instructorship for Clarion West’s Six-Week Summer Workshop.

The Sally Klages Memorial Instructorship, named in honor of Klages’s sister Sally, will cover travel, living arrangements, and remuneration for the resident instructor in Week Four of our six-week workshop.

Sally Klages, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 55, was a lifelong writer. She was born with Down Syndrome, but didn’t think of it as a handicap. It was what made her special. She was a founding member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO) and a board member of the National Down Syndrome Conference. An active participant in the Special Olympics, she won more than three dozen medals in swimming, diving, track and field, bowling, and cross-country skiing.

Ellen Klages devotes this instructorship to her memory. “It would have made her very happy — and very proud — to know that she is helping a new generation of writers find out how special they really are,” said Klages.

Click here to learn more about the Sally Klages Memorial Instructorship.

Interested in applying to be part of Clarion West’s 2018 Six-Week Summer Workshop? Applications are still open. Learn more on our workshop information page.

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