This workshop explores what voice as a writing skill really means, how to notice it, how to develop your own–or acquire one second-hand–and how to use voice deliberately and with intent to achieve specific effects in prose. It is of most use to beginning and intermediate writers–anyone who has been told that “there’s nothing wrong with this story, but nothing right with it either” in a rejection letter, or anyone who feels like they have only one, limited voice to work with.


This workshop is available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $55 fee.

Unless otherwise stated, all times listed are US Pacific Time.

We offer a limited number of scholarships for each class to Black and Indigenous writers and writers from other marginalized backgrounds on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at workshop@clarionwest.org with a one-paragraph statement about your scholarship interest and/or need. Please include the name of the class you would like to apply the scholarship to.

By participating in any Clarion West activity, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct, the Clarion West Harassment Policy, and our Zoom Guidelines.

Clarion West will refund all class fees if the request is made 30 days prior to the class date. Refund requests made within 30 days of the class will be honored if we can fill the seat. Any exceptions are subject to approval by our workshop staff.