Thursday, July 29, 2010

Clarion West 2011

Sorry for the dry spell here. I haven't been spending much time online over the last week because our broadband internet connection has become spotty,rendering every attempt to get out email or browse online full of frustrating interruptions. We at first assumed it was our modem, but replacing it has done nothing to improve our connection. Since the situation is worst on the weekends (when home internet use tends to be up), we're now assuming that our cable company has acquired too many new customers in the area to be supported by the existing equipment. I'm hopeful, though, since we've got an appointment with a tech set up. Until it's fixed, though, I will continue to be mostly offline.

I've got some news. Clarion West has announced its lineup of instructors next year, which will include me, in the editor slot. Here's the full announcement from Clarion West:
We're pleased to announce that our instructors for the 2011 Clarion West Writers Workshop will be Paul Park, Nancy Kress, Margo Lanagan, Minister Faust, L. Timmel Duchamp, and Charles Stross, the 2011 Susan C. Petrey Fellow.

General background on the Clarion West Writers Workshop can be found here. Check back with us in September for more information on next year's instructors and on applying to attend the 2011 session.
Although I found teaching at Clarion West rather grueling, I enjoyed it immensely. All that talent! All that variety in styles and approaches! And the intensity! I'm very much looking forward to experiencing it again.


Nancy Jane Moore said...

Excellent. Looks like a nice lineup all the way around.

Josh said...

It can't be easy to run a business with no Internet access: I hope you have ways to get to a university or college library that'll allow you to spend a couple of hours online each day.

Timmi Duchamp said...

Never fear, Josh. I'm on it.

Also? The techs came yesterday & changed a variety of hardware inside, outside, & on the telephone pole. We've had a connection for more than 24 hours now. (Though the weekend will be the real test.)