Clarion West holds several workshops a year, all taught by instructors who work in the field of speculative fiction (including science fiction, fantasy, and horror).

Summer Six-Week Workshop

Rocket fuel for writers
Every summer, Clarion West holds an intensive six-week workshop geared to help students prepare for professional careers as writers of speculative fiction. Each class is limited to 18 students, and each week features a different a highly regarded author or editor offering a unique perspective on the field. The Clarion West Six-Week Workshop is one of the most respected science fiction and fantasy workshops in the world.

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Online Classes & Workshops

Creativity Boosts for Your Craft
Throughout the year, Clarion West invites acclaimed instructors to teach on a variety of topics related to craft, genre, and the business of writing. Hosted online, these classes and workshops are available to anyone aged 18 or older and range widely in topic, intensity, and number of sessions. Past instructors have included Curtis Chen, Eileen Gunn, Elizabeth Hand, Cadwell Turnbull, and Alaya Dawn Johnson.

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One-Day Workshops

Thought-provoking intensives
Throughout the year, Clarion West invites acclaimed instructors to teach a one-day class focused on a specific aspect of the writing process. Hosted in Seattleā€™s University District, these workshops are available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $150 fee. Past instructors have included Nicola Griffith, Cat Rambo, Karen Joy Fowler, Nancy Kress, Kij Johnson, and Nisi Shawl.

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