Steamy in Seattle 2024
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Steamy in Seattle 2024

 A Fantasy Romance Tea Party Meet authors L. Penelope and Melissa Marr as they discuss the fantasy romance genre, their own fantasy worlds, and what writing romance has taught them! Grab a steaming cup of tea provided by Friday Afternoon Tea and some delicious treats prepared by Arista Catering. No need to glamour your fairy…

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The Salam Award and the Malik Family Sponsor Scholarships for Pakistani and Palestinian Students

We are pleased to announce that The Salam Award and Clarion West Week One Instructor Usman T. Malik (CW ‘14) have offered two new scholarships for 2024 Students.  The Salam Award Scholarship: For the year 2024, The Salam Award has agreed to sponsor a student of Pakistani origin, whether a Pakistani resident of any ethnicity,…

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In Memory of Howard Waldrop

By Eileen Gunn Howard Waldrop (September 15, 1946–January 14, 2024) was a subgenre of fiction all by himself. In the 1990s, he was a stalwart Clarion West instructor—so stalwart, in fact, that the workshop selection process included a Waldrop Advisory: he shouldn’t be scheduled for the beginning weeks of the workshop, because he dazzled the…

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Looking Forward to 2024 with an Amazing Team

I’m so pleased to announce the following well-deserved staff promotions. Everything we do at Clarion West is supported by an amazing and collaborative team of writers who care deeply about our programs, the field of speculative fiction, and creating a supportive and caring community. Rashida Smith (CW ’05) will be taking on the role of…

Call for Summer 2024 Poster Artist: Submissions are now closed.

Submissions are under review. We are not accepting new submissions at this time. Clarion West is searching for an artist to create artwork for our 2024 summer programming! Please share this call with the artists you know that might be a great fit, and see below for details. What we’re looking for Every summer, we…

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Updates for the 2024 Six-Week Workshop

Housing We are excited to announce that Clarion West’s Six-Week Workshop will return to its traditional home in Seattle’s University District next summer! We are hosting the workshop at the University of Washington, which will give our students plenty of opportunities to work in nearby coffee shops, visit the rest of Seattle easily by light…