Thank You For A Remarkable Write-a-thon!

That’s a wrap! We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Write-a-thon: every writer, every donor, every instructor, every reader, every audience member.

You make Clarion West possible. In a harrowing year that feels like science fiction, you all joined us as we launched a hugely ambitious experiment to go fully online with our classes, writing sprints, and live events. We set a new record as 542 individual writers participated, with nearly 250 active regulars bonding and sharing writing on our Slack channel. We are so proud and grateful!

In all, we raised over $26,000, surpassing our goal and ensuring we can continue to bring the Clarion West resources and experience to the world. Going online with so many classes, most of them free, was a huge investment. We can say without doubt that this investment has paid off!

If you missed any of our readings or craft talks, check out our YouTube channel for playlists set up by board director Yang Yang Wang. The readings include ASL interpretation care of the Seattle Public Library:

Instructor readings, editor’s round table, and open mic night

Craft talks

In imagination we trust,

Evan J. Peterson (all pronouns)
Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
Clarion West (class of 2015)