Our New Executive Director

We’re excited to announce that Clarion West has a new Executive Director: Caroline Bobanick. Caroline’s previous experience includes working as Executive Director for the Environmental Science Center in south King County; as Development Director at Seattle’s Gage Academy of Art; and as Special Events Manager at Pilchuck Glass School, also in Seattle. Caroline has already…

2014 Summer Workshop Instructors

On Tuesday, July 30, Workshop Director Leslie Howle announced the instructor line-up for Clarion West’s 2014 Six-Week Writers Workshop: Paul Park, Kij Johnson, Ian McDonald, Hiromi Goto, Charlie Jane Anders, and John Crowley. John Crowley will be our 2014 Susan C. Petrey Fellow. We’ll have more information for you on our 2014 instructors on this…

Clarion West Wins NEA Grant

This Spring, we were one of 817 nonprofit organizations to receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Our $10,000 Art Works grant is helping CW to continue to present our world-renowned Six-Week and One-Day writing workshops. We’re grateful to have received such a powerful validation of what we do, and of the work you…

One-Day Workshops for Fall 2013

We’re now taking names for our waiting lists for our Fall 2013 One-Day Workshops–taught by celebrated authors Daniel Abraham, Karen Joy Fowler, and Kij Johnson–on our One-Day Workshop page. These six-hour intensives focus on skills useful to all speculative fiction writers. All sessions take place in Seattle’s University District. More information here.