Free Youth Workshops

From time to time throughout the year, Clarion West runs youth programming for teens to connect to speculative fiction, new friends, and a writing community. Our youth workshops are designed to empower youth early in their careers and help them to discover their voices through writing speculative fiction. 

Youth are also welcome to participate in the summer Write-a-thon.

Our youth programs are free for participants, but please come prepared to attend all sessions and write!  Short fiction is the focus, with an emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Come prepared to write several new stories, to experiment and take artistic risks, and to give and receive constructive criticism. You’ll work closely with instructors in group critiques of newly written stories, discussions about writing techniques or professional concerns, and individual or small group conferences.

Unless otherwise noted, all times listed are in US Pacific Time.

If you register for a youth workshop, you are expected to follow our Zoom Guidelines and Harassment Policy.
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