Clarion West Alumni News for August 2015

The workshop is over, our newly-minted alumni have returned home, and our dedicated workshop staff are getting some much-needed sleep. It was a fantastic summer, and I’d like to thank everyone who supported the workshop and the Write-a-thon, attended the readings, and provided needed items for the students. The instructors for 2016 have been announced, and applications…

Clarion West Alumni News for July 2015

It’s the busiest time of year for Clarion West—the Six-Week Workshop, the Summer Reading Series, and the Write-a-thon are in high gear! The Six-Week Workshop students arrived in Seattle this year at the beginning of a historic heat wave, but they’re soldiering through and getting some excellent work done. If you’re in the Seattle area,…

Clarion West announces instructors for 2016

Clarion West is pleased to announce the instructors for the 2016 Summer Six-Week Workshop: Paul Park (Clarion West’s 2016 Leslie Howle Fellow) Stephen Graham Jones Elizabeth Bear N.K. Jemisin Sheila Williams Geoff Ryman (Clarion West’s 2016 Susan C. Petrey Fellow) More information about these distinguished instructors will be posted on the Clarion West website soon….

Clarion West Alumni News for June 2015

It’s June, and that means it’s the most wonderful time of the year at Clarion West—Six-Week Workshop season! Writers are signing up for the Write-a-thon, and our amazing workshop staff members are taking care of all of the last little details before the students start arriving. Speaking of the Write-a-thon, if you’re a writer who wants…

Clarion West Alumni News for May 2015

Spring has arrived in full force in Seattle, and at Clarion West we’re getting ready for the Six-Week Workshop, the Summer Reading Series, and the Write-a-thon. We have a busy and wonderful season ahead! If you’re local to Seattle, please join us for the Summer Reading Series on Tuesday evenings during the Workshop. The last reading, by our Petrey…

Clarion West to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make an award to Clarion West in support of the…

Clarion West announces its 2015 Summer Reading Series

Clarion West’s exciting Summer Reading Series, featuring prominent writers of science fiction and fantasy who are teaching its prestigious Six-Week Workshop, will take place in June and July of 2015.  This year’s workshop instructors hail from all over the world and between them write an incredible variety of work: from Afro-Caribbean speculative fiction, to one…