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Apply Now: Summer Write-a-thon Program Intern

Clarion West is seeking a program intern for the annual Write-a-thon (WAT) and Flash Fiction Groups this summer. The Write-a-thon is our largest annual fundraiser and community event and runs concurrently with our six-week writing workshop. The Write-a-thon provides opportunities for writers to set and reach writing goals in community, either independently or as part…

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Apply Now: Summer Write-a-thon Fundraising Intern

Clarion West is seeking a fundraising intern for the summer annual Write-a-thon (WAT). The WAT is our largest annual fundraiser and runs concurrently with our flagship six-week writing workshop. The WAT provides opportunities for writers to set and reach writing goals and ask for support from friends, family members, and the community through donations. Write-a-thon…

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The Salam Award and the Malik Family Sponsor Scholarships for Pakistani and Palestinian Students

We are pleased to announce that The Salam Award and Clarion West Week One Instructor Usman T. Malik (CW ‘14) have offered two new scholarships for 2024 Students.  The Salam Award Scholarship: For the year 2024, The Salam Award has agreed to sponsor a student of Pakistani origin, whether a Pakistani resident of any ethnicity,…

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In Memory of Howard Waldrop

By Eileen Gunn Howard Waldrop (September 15, 1946–January 14, 2024) was a subgenre of fiction all by himself. In the 1990s, he was a stalwart Clarion West instructor—so stalwart, in fact, that the workshop selection process included a Waldrop Advisory: he shouldn’t be scheduled for the beginning weeks of the workshop, because he dazzled the…

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Looking Forward to 2024 with an Amazing Team

I’m so pleased to announce the following well-deserved staff promotions. Everything we do at Clarion West is supported by an amazing and collaborative team of writers who care deeply about our programs, the field of speculative fiction, and creating a supportive and caring community. Rashida Smith (CW ’05) will be taking on the role of…

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Little Sisters and Other Stories

Clarion West is pleased to announce the release of Little Sisters and Other Stories. This collection presents a selection of short fiction by Clarion West founder and life-long supporter, Vonda N. McIntyre. With story notes by Una McCormack, this collection spans the whole of McIntyre’s career, showing the broad range of her interests and her…

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Updates for the 2024 Six-Week Workshop

Housing We are excited to announce that Clarion West’s Six-Week Workshop will return to its traditional home in Seattle’s University District next summer! We are hosting the workshop at the University of Washington, which will give our students plenty of opportunities to work in nearby coffee shops, visit the rest of Seattle easily by light…

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Greg Bear Memorial Instructorship

Donors Astrid Bear and Jeffrey Lemkin have committed $2,500 to create the Greg Bear Memorial Instructorship and with the aid of the amazing Clarion West community, have raised the 2nd half to fully fund the instructorship at $5,000 for the 2024 Workshop! A huge round of thanks to donors Jeffrey Lemkin, Astrid Bear, Albert Folsom,…

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Announcing our 2023 Octavia E. Butler and Worldbuilder Scholars!

Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Recipient This summer, the Carl Brandon Society selected Kiran Kaur Saini as its Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship recipient. Since 2007, the Carl Brandon Society has donated this scholarship in Octavia’s name to writers of color attending Clarion and Clarion West. Octavia attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in Pennsylvania in…