This Week at Clarion West

It’s book birthday time! On February 9, we celebrated the release of the Pocket Workshop, a collection of more than two dozen essays by Clarion West instructors and alumni that delves into the art and craft of writing as a way of life. Order your copy from Hydra House today. Proceeds of the sales benefit Clarion West!

Save the date! Join Clarion West this spring for the Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction Panel Series. Featuring conversations between award-winning authors, editors, and publishers, “Beyond Afrofuturism” expands our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. Dates: 4/12, 5/16, 5/17

Up your writing game with these upcoming classes. There are a few seats, including scholarships, still available:

Gossip as Alternative History with Shingai Kagunda
Tuesday, February 23, 2-4:00 p.m. PST
Referencing Black and Indigenous oral traditional stories of mythology, this class will examine what it means to sit with the stories told in conversation and consider them just as valid as written documentation.

How to Read Like a Reviewer with Charles Payseur
Thursday, February 25, 5-6:00 p.m. PST
Learning how to engage in reading critically helps writers learn the tools of the trade. Reading like a reviewer can help writers gain a better understanding of their own tendencies, inclinations, and processes.

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