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Clarion West Write-a-thon final results and special thanks

The final numbers are in for the Clarion West Write-a-thon: 263 participants, 338 sponsors, and $22,000 raised to support the Clarion West Writers Workshop! If you wrote or donated (or both), thank you so much! Your ongoing support makes the workshop possible. Clarion West is grateful for our engaged and resourceful community. Special thanks go…

Clarion West Fall 2014 One-Day Workshops

Clarion West is holding three One-Day Workshops this fall. These intensive single day workshops contain many of the elements of our Six-Week Workshop, such as instructor-facilitated group critique, and discussions about technique or professional concerns. They are available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $130 fee. Voice and Voices Sunday, October 5 Nisi…

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Clarion West announces instructors for the 2015 Six-Week Workshop

Clarion West is delighted to announce the names of the instructors for the 2015 Six-Week Workshop. Applications will open in December 2014. More information about the instructors and application instructions will be posted in the coming weeks. Andy Duncan  2015 Clarion West Leslie Howle Fellow Eileen Gunn Tobias Buckell Connie Willis Nalo Hopkinson Cory Doctorow  2015…

New Week One instructor, James Patrick Kelly

Due to temporary health problems that prevent travel, Paul Park will not be able to teach for Clarion West this year. Our new Week One instructor is the extraordinarily talented and experienced Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning writer James Patrick Kelly. He taught during the 2004 Clarion West workshop, and has taught for the Clarion…

Full Circle Challenge

Do you have what it takes to bring the Clarion West Write-a-thon full circle? We’re looking for 360 writers for this Write-a-thon, and we have several sponsors who have stepped up with a challenge. Each of them have committed to donating $360 to Clarion West when we reach milestones for signups. The more people sign…

Clarion West announces its Summer Reading Series

Clarion West is once again running its well-known Summer Reading Series, featuring prominent writers of science fiction and fantasy who are teaching its prestigious Six-Week Workshop. Authors will read from new works and answer questions about writing, teaching, editing, and other topics. Readings take place at the University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE in Seattle,…

Clarion West Write-a-thon is now open for registration

The Clarion West Write-a-thon registration is now open! Every year, hundreds of people commit to a summer tradition: to spend six weeks working on their writing goals while supporting Clarion West. Looking for a challenge to keep yourself writing during the long days of summer? You’ve found one! Go to the Write-a-thon page for more…

Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2014

Clarion West is honored to present the Summer Workshop Class of 2014: Adanze Asante, from Brooklyn, New York Alexander Berman, from Los Angeles, California Christopher Nickolas Carlson, from Beijing, China Curtis C. Chen, from Vancouver, Washington Shannon Fay, from Halifax, Nova Scotia Folly Blaine, from Seattle, Washington Rich Larson, from Edmonton, Alberta Michael Matheson, from…