Clarion West Alumni News
Welcome to October! Here in Seattle, we’re enjoying the cooler weather and keeping busy as we enter the closing months of the year (and the decade!).
Last month was an exciting one: We held our inaugural Sci-Fi Trivia Night at Lagunitas Brewing Company. Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to our trivia team captains, the Lagunitas Taproom, the Museum of Pop Culture, and Full Pull Wines for their valuable support. Congratulations to Team 9, Manifest Destiny’s Child, for taking home the coveted win.
We have more events coming up, including an open mic and author interview (details below). Don’t forget to watch our events page for more details.
In case you missed it, we’ve also announced Clarion West’s very first Online Workshop with N. K. Jemisin. There will be more spots opening up — stay tuned for news on this and more offerings of this type. If you’re interested in being the first to know about our future online workshops, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in congratulating Jae on stepping into a leadership role. We know that their warmth, attention to detail, and professionalism will continue to be a huge asset to our community.
We’ve got a great lineup of One-Day Workshops still open for the fall, including a Weekend Workshop.
November 10: The Pleasures of Peril: Writing Horror with Nino Cipri
November 23–24: Writing the Other with Nisi Shawl & K. Tempest Bradford
Open Mic Night
October 16, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
818 E Pike St
We’re collaborating with Two Hour Transport to bring you this open mic event — a night of sharing original science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Special guest readers include Shiv Ramdas (CW ’16) and Joanne Rixon.
This event is open to everyone. You’ll be able to sign up for a five-minute reading slot starting at 6:30, with readings beginning at 7:00. Guest readers will read from 8:00 onward.
Capitol Cider is an ADA accessible location with an elevator to take you to the event space.
Click here for more information.
No tickets necessary.
Lawrence Schimel‘s (CW ’91) translation of Sofía Rhei’s poem “embalmed” has won the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2019 Dwarf Stars Award. This is the first time a translation has won the award.
Jei D. Marcade (CW ’11) has a story, “Seed and Cinder,” in Uncanny this week, featuring a character who first appeared in their Clarion West Week 6 story.
Shiv Ramdas (CW ’16) has a new story out in the current issue of Strange Horizons: “And Now His Lordship Is Laughing.”
Steve Miller (CW ’73) and his writing partner Sharon Lee have turned in the 23rd Liaden Universe novel, Trader’s Leap, for publication toward the end of next year. Their 22nd Liaden novel, Accepting the Lance, officially appears in December. They also have a short story, “A Visit to The Galaxy Ballroom,” appearing on Baen.com in November.
Congratulations, all! Send in your news for next month, and thank you for being part of the Clarion West community!
Communications and Outreach
Clarion West invites the community to attend our readings and other events. We take pride in fostering a welcoming and safe space. Our harassment policy is included here.
Looking for news from past months? You can find it at the Alumni News Archive.