The 2019 Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that the Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship, inaugurated last year, will be awarded once more to an instructor at this year’s Summer Workshop.

The Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship, presented by science fiction luminary Ellen Klages in honor of her sister Sally, will cover travel, living arrangements, and remuneration for the resident instructor in Week Three of our six-week workshop. This year’s recipient is Amal El-Mohtar.

Sally Klages, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 55, was a lifelong writer, athlete, and artist. She was born with Down Syndrome. She was a founding member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO), a board member of the National Down Syndrome Conference, and an active self-advocate. For more than a decade, she participated in the Special Olympics, winning medals in half a dozen different sports.

Ellen Klages devotes this fellowship to her memory. “I know that she would be happy — and proud — to know that she is helping Clarion West make sure that no writer is denied the opportunity to discover their own, very special voice.”

Click here to learn more about the 2019 Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship.

Interested in applying to be part of Clarion West’s 2019 Six-Week Summer Workshop? Applications are still open. Learn more on our workshop information page.