What makes the Clarion West experience so powerful? One secret is our amazing instructors, whom we select both for the strength of their writing and for their ability to teach and guide a class. Each year, we recruit the most talented writers from around the world: our past instructors include Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Samuel Delany, N.K. Jemisin, and so many more. The right instructor at Clarion West can change lives, inspire dreams, and make careers.

Unfortunately, tuition and student scholarships do not cover costs for our instructors, which include round-trip transportation from just about anywhere in the world, as well as the costs of food, lodging and the instructor honorarium.

Instructorship Fund

You can donate any amount today to the Clarion West General Instructorship fund, helping to ensure that we have the resources we need to recruit the very best instructors — no matter where in the world they hail from. Your donations have a critical impact on our ability to bring these talented writers, editors, and instructors to our workshops.

Name an Instructorship

If you are interested in naming a one-week instructorship, please contact us at director@clarionwest.org.

A Sincere Thank You to our 2021 Named Instructorships: