Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Apply now to attend Clarion West this summer

Nisi Shawl has just sent me a pdf of a flyer about this year's Clarion West. For anyone who doesn't know, Clarion West is an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy, held annually in Seattle, Washington, USA. The upcoming session (June 19 to July 29) will be taught by Paul Park, Nancy Kress, Margo Lanagan, Minister Faust, L. Timmel Duchamp, and Charles Stross.

I find it striking that all of the instructors in the photos the CW site provides are smiling. You'd swear we were a merry, happy bunch of people! (Well, almost. One of the smiles seems perhaps ambivalent, and thus not quite what one would call "merry," exactly...)  

CW says: Applications must be received by March 1, 2011. The application fee will be reduced for applications made on or before February 10. And it's recommended that after February 24, applicants send their materials via email to ensure that they arrive on time.

More information on the application process is available at www.clarionwest.org.

PS Many, many Aqueductistas are alumnae of the Clarion and Clarion West Writing Workshops.

1 comment:

Eileen Gunn said...

As a matter of fact, Timmi, we at Clarion West have for many years actively recruited ambivalent instructors for the workshop. (Or I have, anyway.) Students really need someone to warn them of the dangers inherent in professional fiction writing. As you know, it's not for the meek or the faint of heart.

On the other hand, of course, all our instructors have achieved substantial recognition for their work. That's why they're smiling.