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Current Issue: Spring 2021

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Previous issues

Fall 2020Volcano Woman Story by Kiini Ibura Salaam (CW ’01) • Welcome New Board Members and Staff by Marnee Chua, Executive Director • Donor Spotlight: Susan C. Petrey Fund by Evan J. Peterson (CW ’15) • Summer 2020 Review by CW Workshop Team • Writing Prompts from 2021 Six-Week Workshop Instructors by CW Workshop Team and more.

Spring 2020: Opposites Attract: a Co-Interview on Craft by Tina Connolly and Caroline M. Yoachim • The 2020 Write-a-thon is Coming! by CW Staff • Announcing New Staff by Marnee Chua, Executive Director • As Important as Anyone Else’s Story: An Alumna Interview With Maura McHugh by Nisi Shawl • Online Workshops In Development by Jae Steinbacher, Workshop Coordinator • Inclusive Buildings House Great Writing and Lasting Memories by Marnee Chua • 2020 Summer Readings and Interviews by CW Staff and more.

Fall 2019: The Cool Kids Story by Elly Bangs (CW ’17)Clarion West Receives Copyrights and Bequest by CW Staff • Summer of ’19 by CW Staff • Vonda N. McIntyre Memorial Scholarship by CW Staff • Reflections from the 2019 Six-Week Summer Workshop by Monte Lin (CW ’19) and more.

Spring 2019: Our 2019 Editors Interview Each Other Interview by Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan; In Memoriam: Vonda N. McIntyre (1948 – 2019) by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Clarion West… on Reddit!? Highlights from two AMAs by Jeremy Sim, Communications Specialist; Building Bridges: Clarion West at the Wing Luke Museum and Hugo House in 2019 by CW Staff; CW Summer Reads: Publications by our alumni this year by CW Staff and more.

Fall 2018: A Manual for Reading Books / Un Manual para Leer Story by Andrea Chapela (CW ’17); What We Did Last Summer by Jeremy Sim, Communications Specialist; A Farewell to the 2018 Six-Week Summer Workshop by Dennis Staples (CW ’18); In Memoriam: K.C. Ball, Gardner Dozois, Ursula K. Le Guin and Mary Rosenblum by CW Staff and Board; The Women in Speculative Fiction Giving Circle by Marnee Chua and more.

Spring 2018Indrapramit Das: There for Each Other Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Workshop Update: The Workshop’s Busy Season by Neile Graham (CW ’96), Jae Steinbacher (CW ’14), and Huw Evans (CW ’12); Letter from Our Executive Director by Marnee Chua and more.

Fall 2017 Workshop Report

Spring 2017: John Chu: Improvising Statues Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Workshop Update: Plots and Plans by Neile Graham (CW ’96), Huw Evans (CW ’12), and Katie Sparrow (CW ’05); From Our Executive Director by Marnee Chua, Executive Director and much more…

Fall 2016 Workshop Report

Spring 2016: Elizabeth Bear: The Real, Live Bear Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Workshop Report: Quietly Busy Bees by Neile Graham (CW ’96) and Huw Evans (CW ’12); Forging New and Diverse Voices by Caroline Bobanick, Executive Director and much more…

Fall 2015 Workshop Report

Spring 2015Cat Rambo: Most Awesomely Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Workshop Report: Ready for Inspiration by Neile Graham (CW ’96), and Huw Evans (CW ’12); How to Con Like a Pro by Cynthia Ward (CW ’92) and much more…

Spring 2014Eileen Gunn: Stubborn and Tightly Stacked Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Eventful Horizon: Our First Workshop Report by Neile Graham (CW ’96) and Huw Evans (CW 12); Rolling with the Punches by Mark Bukovec, (CW ’06) and much more…

Fall 2013: Eugene Myers: Building on the Work of Others by Kelley Eskridge; Clarion West’s 30th Anniversary Workshop by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director and much more…

Spring 2013: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Photo Essay by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director; Looking Backward and Forward by Leslie Howle (CW ’85); and much more…

Fall 2012: Clarion West Founding Mothers Round Robin conducted by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Writers and Tigers and Sharks by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director; and much more….

Spring 2012: Rachel Swirsky: Communities of Choice Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); Living with Louise by Arinn Dembo (CW ’90); Heroes and Stories by Leslie Howle (CW ’85); and much more….

Fall 2011: Hiromi Goto: Interrupting Expectations Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); How to Build a Good Author Website by Patrick Samphire(CW ’01); Going the Distance by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Workshop Director; and much more….

Spring 2011: Andrea Hairston: Making Meaning and Finding Patterns Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); A Day in the Life of a Video Game Writer, Part Two by Diana Sherman (CW ’02); Springing Ahead and Looking Back by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), Senior Workshop Administrator; and much more….

Fall 2010: Minister Faust: Writing is not a performance art Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); A Day in the Life of a Video Game Writer, Part One by Diana Sherman (CW ’02); Celebrating Old and New Traditions by Leslie Howle (CW ’85) and much more….

Spring 2010: Kij Johnson: A Million Suppositions, or Turtles All the Way Down Interview by Nisi Shawl (CW ’92); From the Chair by Kelley Eskridge; 2010 Musings by Leslie Howle (CW ’85), and much more….