Clarion West is looking for a new permanent Executive Director. Read more here.
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2013 Clarion West Write-a-thon
Be part of Clarion West this summer without attending the workshop
This will be Clarion West’s tenth annual Write-a-thon. Last year over 200 people wrote and gathered donations for us. For 2013 we hope to sign up 300 participants—workshop alumni and instructors, and authors who’ve never attended—all sorts of people. You.
To find out more and register, go to our Write-a-thon page.
May 30, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Our instructor line-up for this year's Six-Week Workshop has changed; the new version appears to the right. Justina Robson isn't going to be able to be here; instead, Margo Lanagan will teach July 14 through 20. We're sorry Justina won't join us this year, but thrilled that Margo, also an alumna, is returning.
And we've switched the order of appearance for our last two instructors, so that Samuel R. Delany will teach July 21 through July 27 and Ellen Datlow will teach July 28 through August 2.
Jan 28, 2013
Molly Gloss, Daryl Gregory, Mary Rosenblum, and John Crowley teach our newest series of One-Day Workshops starting February 17. Learn more and register for a one day session with these award-winning authors now.
Dec 13, 2012Our Executive Director, Davis B. Fox, left Clarion West at the end of December. He goes with our best wishes and warm thanks for all he has done to help Clarion West grow and become more sustainable. We'll be retaining an Interim Executive Director to help us in the search for our next permanent Executive Director, and we expect to keep all of you in the CW community posted on the process.
Nov 2, 2012
Michael Swanwick put the signed, framed, original typescript of his story "From Ghoulies and Ghosties, Long-Leggitie Beasties..." up for auction at eBay. Then he donated its entire $150 sale price to Clarion West. Thank you, Michael, and congratulations to the winning bidder!
Michael is an award-winning author, a former CW instructor, and recent Write-a-thon participant. He spent October writing this wonderful Hallowe'en story one sentence a day. Read "From Ghoulies and Ghosties, Long-Leggitie Beasties..." in its entirety on Flogging Babel, Michael's blog.
Jun 10, 2012
Kathleen Alcala's (CW '87) first story collection, Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist, is now available as an e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, and Copia. A few individual stories are also available. This is an experiment in conjunction with her publisher, Calyx Books.
Jun 10, 2012
Nisi Shawl (CW '92) and K. Tempest Bradford (CW '03) have sold stories titled "In Blood and Song" and "The Birth of Pegasus" respectively to the forthcoming "Dark Faith II" anthology.
May 28, 2012
Caren Gussoff Sumption (CW '08) has a story titled "Glasses Boy" on the
SYBHEL Project Short Story Competition short list. The competition is for stories relating to the legal and ethical issues surrounding synthetic biology in the field of human health. All of the shortlisted stories are available as a free e-book at sybhel.org, where readers can also vote for their favorite story.