Announcing Clarion West Online Workshops

Clarion West is excited to introduce online workshops for our alumni and the broader speculative fiction community. We’re committed to offering further education to our alums and bolstering social and professional ties far and wide. Our aim is to create a series of workshops on diverse topics like those of our One-Day Workshops located in … Continue reading Announcing Clarion West Online Workshops

Announcing Clarion West Weekend Workshops

Since 2011, Clarion West has offered year-round One-Day Workshops in addition to our marquee Summer Workshop. These One-Day Workshops have focused on specific aspects of the writing craft, drawing world-class instructors to Seattle for day-long intensive programs. Following in those illustrious footsteps, we are thrilled to announce a new type of Clarion West experience: our very first Weekend Workshop, beginning Fall … Continue reading Announcing Clarion West Weekend Workshops

The 2019 Worldbuilder Scholarship

The 2019 Worldbuilder Scholarship to attend Clarion West Writers Workshop has been awarded to Tim Chawaga of Brooklyn, New York. The Worldbuilder Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and lodging for one student each year, and is funded by George R. R. Martin and blind-judged by Martin’s team. The scholarship is awarded to a student with strong … Continue reading The 2019 Worldbuilder Scholarship

The 2019 Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund

The 2019 Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund has been awarded to Eugenia Triantafyllou from Greece. The travel fund, supported by Astrid and Greg Bear, honors Poul and Karen Anderson, the parents of Astrid Bear, and their love of travel and meeting people in the worldwide science fiction and fantasy community. Science fiction and fantasy … Continue reading The 2019 Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund

Announcing the Clarion West Summer Workshop Instructors for 2020

Clarion West is excited to announce the instructors for our 2020 Six-Week Summer Workshop: Week 1 – Andy DuncanWeek 2 – Eileen GunnWeek 3 – Tina Connolly & Caroline M. YoachimWeek 4 – Nalo HopkinsonWeek 5 – Neil ClarkeWeek 6 – Ted Chiang The Clarion West 2020 Six-Week Summer Workshop will take place from June 21 – July 31, 2020 in … Continue reading Announcing the Clarion West Summer Workshop Instructors for 2020

Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2019

Allow us to introduce the Clarion West Class of 2019. Hailing from Canada, Mexico, Slovenia, the UK, India, Greece, Sweden, and the USA, these 18 writers will study with Elizabeth Hand, Stephen Graham Jones, Amal El-Mohtar, Ibi Zoboi, Jack Dann, Jonathan Strahan, and Ann Leckie this summer. Congratulations, class! EDIT: Class list updated 5/22/19 Celeste … Continue reading Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2019

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 … Continue reading The 2019 Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship

Free One-Day Workshop Passes for Federal Employees

Free writing classes in January and February for federal employees Clarion West is offering up to three One-Day Workshop passes in January and February 2019 to federal employees affected by the current government shutdown. The workshops will take place on January 27 and February 10, 2019. Descriptions of the workshops can be found below. If … Continue reading Free One-Day Workshop Passes for Federal Employees