Announcing Clarion West’s 2024 Six-Week Summer Workshop Instructors

On Tuesday, during N.K. Jemisin’s hybrid reading from Astoria Bookshop in New York, Clarion West’s Workshop Facilitator, María Alejandra Barrios, announced our instructors for the upcoming 2024 Six-Week Summer Workshop! The Clarion West 2024 Six-Week Summer Workshop will take place from June 16 – July 27, 2024. Applications for the 2024 Six-Week Workshop are planned…

Clarion West is Delighted to Announce a $10,000 Donation Toward 2024 Workshop Housing

Clarion West is delighted to announce a generous donation of $10,000 from David D. Levine (CW ’00). We are incredibly grateful for David’s support toward workshop housing. Clarion West hopes to be in person in 2024 and has a tentative hold on accessible housing on the beautiful University of Washington campus! More information will be…

Seattle’s Speculative Fiction Writing Workshops Join Forces

Writing the Other and Clarion West, two Seattle-based writing organizations, announce the beginning of a new partnership.  Clarion West will serve as the fiscal sponsor for Writing the Other, as the organizations explore partnership opportunities and shared resource development. Fiscal sponsorship will enable the two mission-aligned organizations to share resources, which keeps administrative expenses down….

In Memory of Greg Bear

It’s one thing to have a relationship with individuals. A friendship. A long-term admiration. A fan’s enthusiastic following.  It’s another to have a relationship with an organization. What does it mean for an organization, an entire body of people, thoughts, and ideals, to miss a single person?  I’m sitting down to write this tribute as…

Clarion West Workshop Needs New Home

Clarion West has a long history of partnering with universities and organizations in the Seattle area to house the Six-Week Workshop. As we’ve honed in on what our students need for their workshop experience and focused on affordability, equity, and accessibility, the number of potential partners has narrowed. Even before the pandemic, we couldn’t secure…

Clarion West Partners with Hugo House for In-Person Workshop in May

***NOTE: This workshop has been postponed from the date listed below. We will update once we have new information. Thanks!*** Essay Writing for Professional Liars Instructor: Elsa SjunnesonDate & Time: May 15 from 12pm-4pm Pacific TimeLocation: Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle Clarion West is thrilled to bring the fabulous Elsa Sjunneson back for our first in-person…

Trivia Night is Back!

Trivia Night is Back!

Think You Know A Lot About Space Ships? Magic Swords? Fantasy Worlds? Video Games? Talking Animals?  Warp Drives?  Alien Invaders?  AI Overlords? …. … .. ? Speculative Fiction Trivia Night is back in 2022! Join us on Sunday, March 20 at 5pm Think you know a lot about speculative fiction? Our quizmaster Seanan McGuire leads the multiverse’s most challenging trivia night of science…