Announcing the 2018 Sally Klages Memorial Instructorship for Clarion West

We are thrilled to announce that science fiction luminary Ellen Klages is sponsoring a 2018 instructorship for Clarion West’s Six-Week Summer Workshop. The Sally Klages Memorial Instructorship, named in honor of Klages’s sister Sally, will cover travel, living arrangements, and remuneration for the resident instructor in Week Four of our six-week workshop. Sally Klages, who…

Clarion West Alumni News for January 2018

Happy New Year from all of us at Clarion West! As we begin 2018, we look back with gratitude at all our accomplishments and changes in 2017: We had another unforgettable Summer Workshop, starring 18 brilliant new alumni from all around the world. Daryl Gregory, Kij Johnson, John Chu, Connie Willis, Daniel Jose Older, and Pat Cadigan bestowed wisdom as the Class…

George R. R. Martin Announces New Worldbuilder Scholarship for Clarion West

We are incredibly pleased and honored to announce that renowned fantasy author George R. R. Martin is sponsoring a new annual scholarship for the Clarion West Six-Week Summer Workshop. Each year, the WORLDBUILDER SCHOLARSHIP will cover tuition, fees, and lodging for one Clarion West student who demonstrates both financial need and a talent for worldbuilding…

Clarion West Alumni News for December 2017

It’s December, the season of giving and receiving gifts (of books!).  But it’s also Clarion West Summer Workshop application season, as well. If you’d like to apply, or if you know someone who might benefit from six intensive weeks of workshop, growth, and exploration, visit the Summer Workshop page to learn more. Sign up today for the…

Clarion West Alumni News for September 2017

Welcome to the September edition of the Clarion West Alumni News! If you’re looking for writing inspiration this fall, we have several One-Day workshops in September, October, and November. Head to the One-Day Workshop page to learn more and register. Awards Sheree Renée Thomas (CW ’99) won the inaugural LA (Leslie) Banks Award at the Blerd City conference…

Clarion West Alumni News for August 2017

It was a fantastic Summer Workshop season and Write-a-thon, and our workshop staff and volunteers are taking a well-deserved breather. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s workshop, events, and Write-a-thon a success! The workshop is the effort of many dedicated hands, and we couldn’t do it without the support of the Clarion…