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

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 excited to partner with Seattle Urban Book Expo (S.U.B.E.) for Week 2! Keep reading…

Week 1 Write-a-thon Partner: Sistah Scifi!

Clarion West is honored to introduce our Week 1 Write-a-thon partner, Sistah Scifi! Write-a-thon officially starts today, June 19, and it’s still a great time to join us by registering here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/clarionwestwriteathon/. Sistah Scifi is a platform and online boutique bookseller specializing in Afrofuturism by Black and Indigenous authors. We had a chance to talk…

Write-a-thon Registration Opens June 6 with Q&A Livestream

Clarion West Write-a-thon 2022June 19-July 30Six Weeks. Infinite possibilities.~ Registration begins June 6!Q&A livestream at 12pm PT The Write-a-thon is a time of year we set aside to focus on our wider writing community: participants set writing goals for themselves, create personal Write-a-thon pages, and write! Achieve your writing goals Meet other writers in our online…

Celebrating Speculative Authors of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

With the close of May, we find ourselves rounding out the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’d like to take a moment to recognize speculative authors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander heritage, across nationality. There are, of course, far more authors to celebrate than we could ever hope to highlight…

Introducing Sarah Salcedo and Speculative Seattle

Sarah Salcedo is a Pacific Northwest-based author, filmmaker, and illustrator, and is currently a Writer-in-Residence at Town Hall Seattle. Her recent interview with local writer and editor Isabela Oliveira via podcast is now available on our YouTube Channel. Clarion West is excited to be partnering with Sarah on “Speculative Seattle,” a storytelling project documenting the…

Janelle Monáe’s The Memory Librarian brings Sheree Renée Thomas and Alaya Dawn Johnson together with other writers

Groundbreaking music artist, actor, and overall phenomenon Janelle Monáe released the story collection The Memory Librarian this past Tuesday, which expands the Afrofuturistic universe of her much-celebrated Dirty Computer album. Monáe has been on tour with the book and its writers. Town Hall Seattle will feature a conversation between Janelle Monáe and Yohanca Delgado this…

Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2022!

It is with great excitement that we present the Clarion West class of 2022. After an unprecedented two years without an in-person workshop, we are delighted to welcome the incoming students to Seattle this summer.  The incoming class represents the most international cohort of students Clarion West has ever hosted. We are thrilled for voices…