Clarion West Alumni News for June 2019

Dear friends,

We’re approaching the final week before the Six-Week Summer Workshop. Around the world, 18 brilliant writers will be packing their bags and heading to Seattle for a magical summer of writing and learning.

If you’re in town, you can experience part of that magical summer by checking out all the events we’re holding. There’s always something going on! Whether it’s joining us in the Write-a-thon or attending our Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy reading series, we’d love to have you with us.

Alumni News

E.C. Myers (CW ’05) has a couple of new publications out: his new novel, After the Fall (RWBY #1), will be published by Scholastic on June 25. It has a starred review from Kirkus, which you can read here. He also has a new science fiction LitRPG serial out with Serial Box Publishing, called Alternis. The serial is narrated by Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

Emma Osborne (CW ’16) has a story in the latest issue of Uncanny: “A Salt and Sterling Tongue.”

Curtis Chen (CW ’14) was recently re-elected for a second (and final) term as Secretary of SFWA. He is committed to continuing SFWA’s work supporting and promoting writers, and welcomes questions at about how SFWA can help you. He was also recently featured in a “Fashion at the Nebula Awards” roundup. He is starting work on the second season of Ninth Step Station for Serial Box with Malka Older, Fran Wilde, and J Koyanagi.

TJ Berry‘s (CW ’16) book Five Unicorn Flush (the sequel to Space Unicorn Blues) was released on May 28th from Angry Robot Books.

Adele Gardner (CW ’04) and her father Delbert R. Gardner have had two poems published in Blue Moon Literary & Art Review: “Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (1863)” and “October Bees.” Her audio reading of her poem “Black Cat Halloween” won third place in the 2019 Casablanca Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of Virginia. She has also been taking part in the monthly Draw This! challenge of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators with her entries “Alone” and “Moonflower.”

Robert Guffey‘s (CW ’96) next book, Widow of the Amputation & Other Weird Crimes, will be published by Eraserhead Press early next year. The book will be ready for preorder in July.

R.R. Angell (CW ’04) has released his first novel, a queer science fiction VR thriller entitled Best Game Ever.

Maura McHugh‘s (CW ’06) short science fiction play, The Love of Small Appliances, has been adapted for radio and will be broadcast on NearFM on June 28, 2019. It’s a story about AI, love, and the evolution of “helpful” devices all connected to the Internet, directed by Nicola Murphy.

David Bruns‘s (CW ’17) new novel, Rules of Engagement, published by St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan, comes out in less than two weeks. David would like to invite any and all to his release events on June 25 in Minneapolis and June 27 at Powell’s Cedar Hills in Portland. More information here.

Congratulations, all!

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