Clarion West’s annual newsletter for graduates, friends, and supporters

The Seventh Week features a roundup of news from within the Clarion West community. It features interviews with instructors, former students, and volunteers; reports from staff and board members; and articles on the world of creative writing.

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Current Issue: Spring 2018
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Indrapramit Das: There for Each Other
Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92)

Workshop Update: The Workshop’s Busy Season
by Neile Graham (CW ’96), Jae Steinbacher (CW ’14), and Huw Evans (CW ’12)

Letter from Our Executive Director
by Marnee Chua

In Memoriam: Ursula K. Le Guin and Mary Rosenblum
by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92)

Treasurer’s Report
by Miriah Hetherington

Farewell, Goodbye, Hello
by Yang-Yang Wang (CW ’14)

You can also download our Fall 2017 Workshop Report.

Previous issues

Spring 2017: John Chu: Improvising Statues Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Workshop Update: Plots and Plans by Neile Graham (CW ’96), Huw Evans (CW ’12), and Katie Sparrow (CW ’05); From Our Executive Director by Marnee Chua, Executive Director and much more…

Fall 2016 Workshop Report

Spring 2016: Elizabeth Bear: The Real, Live Bear Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Workshop Report: Quietly Busy Bees by Neile Graham (CW ’96) and Huw Evans (CW ’12); Forging New and Diverse Voices by Caroline Bobanick, Executive Director and much more…

Fall 2015 Workshop Report

Spring 2015Cat Rambo: Most Awesomely Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Workshop Report: Ready for Inspiration by Neile Graham (CW ’96), and Huw Evans (CW ’12); How to Con Like a Pro by Cynthia Ward (CW ’92) and much more…

Spring 2014Eileen Gunn: Stubborn and Tightly Stacked Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Eventful Horizon: Our First Workshop Report by Neile Graham (CW ’96) and Huw Evans (CW 12); Rolling with the Punches by Mark Bukovec, (CW ’06) and much more…

Fall 2013: Eugene Myers: Building on the Work of Others by Kelley Eskridge; Clarion West’s 30th Anniversary Workshop by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director and much more…

Spring 2013: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Photo Essay by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director; Looking Backward and Forward by Leslie Howle (CW ’85); and much more…

Fall 2012: Clarion West Founding Mothers Round Robin conducted by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Writers and Tigers and Sharks by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director; and much more….

Spring 2012: Rachel Swirsky: Communities of Choice Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Living with Louise by Arinn Dembo (CW ’90); Heroes and Stories by Leslie Howle (CW ’85); and much more….

Fall 2011: Hiromi Goto: Interrupting Expectations Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); How to Build a Good Author Website by Patrick Samphire(CW ’01); Going the Distance by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director; and much more….

Spring 2011: Andrea Hairston: Making Meaning and Finding Patterns Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); A Day in the Life of a Video Game Writer, Part Two by Diana Sherman (CW ’02); Springing Ahead and Looking Back by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Senior Workshop Administrator; and much more….

Fall 2010: Minister Faust: Writing is not a performance art Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); A Day in the Life of a Video Game Writer, Part One by Diana Sherman (CW ’02); Celebrating Old and New Traditions by Leslie Howle (CW ’85) and much more….

Spring 2010: Kij Johnson: A Million Suppositions, or Turtles All the Way Down Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); From the Chair by Kelley Eskridge; 2010 Musings by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), and much more….