Summer hasn’t quite ended, but fall hasn’t quite begun. Is this summfall? We hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine and digging into that summer reading list.
We’ve got a full slate of activities lined up for the next few months. Read on for a cornucopia of workshops, a trivia night, an open mic night, and more!
We’ve got a great lineup of One-Day Workshops for the fall, including our very first Weekend Workshop.
October 12: Revision IS Writing with Maureen McHugh
October 26: Harvesting Stories with Ken Scholes
November 10: The Pleasures of Peril: Writing Horror with Nino Cipri
November 23–24: Writing the Other with Nisi Shawl & K. Tempest Bradford
Science Fiction Trivia Night
September 24, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
1550 NW 49th St. Seattle, WA 98107
Join us at Lagunitas Brewery next month for trivia night! Food, drinks, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. 100% of all beer sales will be donated to Clarion West, courtesy of Lagunitas Brewery.
Start your own team, or sign up with a famous team captain:
- Cherie Priest, award-winning science fiction and young adult author
- Brooks Peck, author, museum curator, and journalist
- Tom Nissley, eight-time Jeopardy! champion, author, and journalist
- Cat Rambo, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author
- Frank Catalano, award-winning tech journalist and analyst
- Seanan McGuire, award-winning author and musician
Click here for more information.
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.
This event is open to everyone! You can sign up on the spot to read your short piece. There is no charge to attend or participate, but please consider purchasing food and drink from the venue.
Click here for more information.
Cleaning Up Our Contact List
Help us get the word out! Every year, Clarion West sends application information to hundreds of schools and writing programs around the country via email and physical mail. This list hasn’t been updated in several years, and we could really use someone with an eye for detail to help us update our contacts before the letters go out at the end of November. We’ll need help confirming current contact information and coming up with ideas for new places to send our information to — we’ll take care of the rest.
Please contact Marnee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping with this project.
Tegan Moore (CW ’15) published two stories: “A Forest, Or A Tree” at Tor.com and “The Work of Wolves” in the July/August issue of Asimov’s.
The table of contents for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019, edited by John Joseph Adams, is out. Stories featured in this collection include:
“On the Day You Spend Forever with Your Dog” by Adam Shannon (CW ’17)
Shortlisted as Notable Stories for the year were:
“The Hard Spot in the Glacier” by An Owomoyela (CW ’08)
“De MotherJumpers” by Celeste Rita Baker (CW ’19)
“Unplaces: An Atlas of Non-Existence” by Izzy Wasserstein (CW ’17)
“Hehua” by Millie Ho (CW ’19)
“Bride Before You” by Stephanie Malia Morris (CW ’17)
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.