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…

New Scholarships to Encourage Black, Indigenous, and Writers of Color to Attend

Applications are open for the 2022 Clarion West Workshop for speculative fiction writers. Offered every summer in Seattle, Clarion West has over 600 graduates, including Russell L. Bates (winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival), editor Sheree Renée Thomas (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction), Nisi Shawl…

Clarion West Selected As Amazon Literary Partnership 2021 Grant Recipient

Grant to Be Earmarked for Evolving Workshop Culture to Inspire Equity, Empowerment, and Innovation in Writing Workshops. Seattle, WA June 3, 2021 — The Amazon Literary Partnership today announced that Clarion West received a grant to support its program and operations. Clarion West is among the list of 80 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant Recipients for…

Clarion West Alumni News for April 2021

It’s awards season! In March, we were delighted to congratulate the finalists of the 2021 Nebula Awards. This month, it’s three cheers for the finalists of the 2021 Hugo Awards and FIYAHCON’s Ignyte Awards. We’re especially proud to announce that Clarion West is on the shortlist for the Ignyte Awards’ Ember Award for Unsung Contributions to Genre! We’re in…

A letter of solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

We stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and condemn the racially motivated, white supremacist violence of the Atlanta shootings on March 17. It doesn’t matter how many times we say this. We have to keep saying it: America is broken. You know it. I know it. If you are BIPOC,…