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The Salam Award and the Malik Family Sponsor Scholarships for Pakistani and Palestinian Students

We are pleased to announce that The Salam Award and Clarion West Week One Instructor Usman T. Malik (CW ‘14) have offered two new scholarships for 2024 Students.  The Salam Award Scholarship: For the year 2024, The Salam Award has agreed to sponsor a student of Pakistani origin, whether a Pakistani resident of any ethnicity,…

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Looking Forward to 2024 with an Amazing Team

I’m so pleased to announce the following well-deserved staff promotions. Everything we do at Clarion West is supported by an amazing and collaborative team of writers who care deeply about our programs, the field of speculative fiction, and creating a supportive and caring community. Rashida Smith (CW ’05) will be taking on the role of…

Call for Summer 2024 Poster Artist: Submissions are now closed.

Submissions are under review. We are not accepting new submissions at this time. Clarion West is searching for an artist to create artwork for our 2024 summer programming! Please share this call with the artists you know that might be a great fit, and see below for details. What we’re looking for Every summer, we…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…