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Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2024!

The Clarion West staff and community are incredibly pleased to welcome a new class of 18 students to Seattle this summer! This year’s students hail from Thailand, Zimbabwe, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Canada, and various regions of Turtle Island/the USA. They will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with our phenomenal 2024 instructor lineup, which includes…

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Updates for the 2024 Six-Week Workshop

Housing We are excited to announce that Clarion West’s Six-Week Workshop will return to its traditional home in Seattle’s University District next summer! We are hosting the workshop at the University of Washington, which will give our students plenty of opportunities to work in nearby coffee shops, visit the rest of Seattle easily by light…

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Announcing our 2023 Octavia E. Butler and Worldbuilder Scholars!

Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Recipient This summer, the Carl Brandon Society selected Kiran Kaur Saini as its Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship recipient. Since 2007, the Carl Brandon Society has donated this scholarship in Octavia’s name to writers of color attending Clarion and Clarion West. Octavia attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in Pennsylvania in…

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Final Report on Clarion West’s Evolving Workshop Culture Project

The Clarion West Writers Workshop was founded on the belief that writers from diverse backgrounds need an opportunity to be heard — and to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Clarion West has historically been successful in reaching women writers and LGBTQIA+ writers, and many of our graduates are actively publishing in the field.  With…

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Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2023!

After another overwhelming response to our call for applications, we have selected a class of fifteen students for Clarion West’s 2023 Six-Week Virtual Workshop. The selected class includes students in Ghana, the U.K. by way of Pakistan, Brazil, the Bahamas, Mexico, and the United States.  We can’t wait to get to know them better and…

Congratulations to the 2022 Octavia E. Butler and Worldbuilder Scholars!

This year, we doubled up on scholars, as students accepted in 2020 and in 2022 were recognized for these awards. Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Recipients This summer, the Carl Brandon Society generously donated two full scholarships to Clarion West students. Naomi Day and Wen-yi Lee were each recipients of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial…

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Announcing Clarion West’s 2023 Six-Week Summer Workshop Instructors

We are thrilled to announce our instructors for the upcoming 2023 Six-Week Summer Workshop! The Clarion West 2023 Six-Week Summer Workshop will take place from June 25 – August 5, 2023. Applications for the 2023 Summer Workshop open in early January 2023. Each year, Clarion West is able to provide full and partial scholarships to…