Congratulations to the 2022 Octavia E. Butler and Worldbuilder Scholars!

This year, we doubled up on scholars, as students accepted in 2020 and in 2022 were recognized for these awards. Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Recipients This summer, the Carl Brandon Society generously donated two full scholarships to Clarion West students. Naomi Day and Wen-yi Lee were each recipients of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial…

Celebrating Six Weeks of Write-a-thon, Workshop, and Readings

We made it! The six weeks of Clarion West’s summer programming conclude today, and we couldn’t be more impressed by the enthusiasm and hard work we’ve seen throughout that time. It’s time for a big round of applause and thank yous to everyone who made it happen! Write-a-thon To our participants, we say a deep…

Announcing Clarion West’s 2023 Six-Week Summer Workshop Instructors

We are thrilled to announce our instructors for the upcoming 2023 Six-Week Summer Workshop! Week 1 – Mary Anne Mohanraj and Benjamin Rosenbaum Week 2 – Cat Rambo Week 3 – Samit Basu Week 4 – Karen Lord Week 5 – Arley Sorg Week 6 – N. K. Jemisin The Clarion West 2023 Six-Week Summer…

Week 5 Write-a-thon Partner: Take This!

We’re already down to our second-to-last week of Write-a-thon, but we’re still going strong! Even if you haven’t joined in yet, you can always sign up for the fun here. This week we’re partnering with Take This, an innovative nonprofit organization supporting mental health within gaming communities. Here’s an interview with Executive Director Eve Crevoshay…

Week 4 Write-a-thon Partner: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association!

We’re halfway through the summer’s Write-a-thon activities, and we are thrilled and grateful to hear from participants who have been inspired and motivated by our classes, sprints, and Discord community. It’s never too late to join — sign up here. This week, we’ve got an excellent new line-up of activities put together by our Week…

Week 3 Write-a-thon Partner: Horror Writers Association!

[Edit 7/7/22: Check out this great panel – Horror & Hope: Mental Health & Writing, with Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Dave Jeffery for HWA’s Mental Health Initiative!] It’s already Week 3 of Write-a-thon 2022 – we can’t believe how fast it’s flying by! We hope the words have been flowing, and that the…

Recognizing and Supporting Our LGBTQIA+ Speculative Fiction Community

At the close of Pride Month, we want to take a moment to call forth just a few names from our community of openly LGBTQIA+ science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, as a way of recognizing their contributions and encouraging readers to seek out their work. There’s a strong lineage of LGBTQIA+ authors within speculative…

Week 2 Write-a-thon Partner: Seattle Urban Book Expo!

[Edit 6/30/22: Check out our Q&A video to learn more about what S.U.B.E. does!] Write-a-thon is in full swing, but there’s still plenty of time to join the fun as we head into our second week of six – register here to access our free Discord community, classes, sprints, and more: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/clarionwestwriteathon/. Clarion West is…