2010 Susan C. Petrey Scholarship Winners

Two aspiring writers have won the 2010 Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarships, sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions Inc. The scholarship was created in 1981 in memory of the late Portland sf writer.

Two $2000 scholarships will enable Cassandra Clarke of Cuero, TX to attend the Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle, and Laura Praytor of Long Beach, CA to  attend the Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego.

The charitable fund also sponsors a Petrey Fellow, one of the professional writers who teach at Clarion. The 2010 fellowship has been awarded to Ian McDonald, a past Philip K. Dick and Locus Award winner.

One way to support the fund this year is to join a group tour of brewpubs around Mt. Hood and in the Columbia River Gorge in October. Participants will travel by coach to visit 9 brewpubs staying overnight in downtown Hood River and at McMenamin’s Edgefield. Contact information is in the press release.

The full text of both press releases follows the jump.

OREGON SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTIONS, INC.
Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund
2870 NE Hogan Rd., Ste E
Pmb 455
Gresham, OR 97030
 
Portland, Oregon                                                 Contact :        Debbie Cross
                                                                                                                        Paul M. Wrigley

April 20, 2010                                                                                        503-667-0807
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Susan C. Petrey Scholarship Winners Announced
 
The 2010 winners of the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarships, sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions Inc., have been announced. Cassandra Clarke of Cuero, TX will be attending the Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle and Laura Praytor of Long Beach, CA will attend the Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego.

The Susan C. Petrey Fund currently awards two $2000 scholarships to Clarion West and Clarion each year. In addition, the charitable fund sponsors a Petrey Fellow, one of the professional writers who teach at the workshop. This year’s Petrey Fellow is Ian McDonald. The fund was formed in 1981 in memory of a young Portland writer who died much too early in her career.

For additional information about the Susan C. Petrey scholarships or how to help support the fund contact either Debbie Cross or Paul Wrigley at (503) 667-0807, email susanpetrey@comcast.net, or visit http://www.osfci.org/petrey/index.html

Deborah Cross
Paul M. Wrigley
The Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund
2870 NE Hogan Rd, Ste. E. PMB 455
Gresham, OR, 97030
503-667-0807
susanpetrey@comcast.net
 
 
OREGON SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTIONS, INC.
Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund
2870 NE Hogan Rd., Ste E
Pmb 455
Gresham, OR 97030
 
 
 Portland, Oregon                                               Contact :         Debbie Cross
                                                                                                                        Paul M. Wrigley

April 20, 2010                                                                                        503-667-0807
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Brewpub Tour to Benefit Scholarship Fund
 
A tour of brewpubs around Mt. Hood and in the Columbia River Gorge will take place October 16th-18th as a fundraiser for the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund. Participants will travel by coach to visit 9 brewpubs staying overnight in downtown Hood River and at McMenamin’s Edgefield. For additional information visit http://www.osfci.org/petrey/brewpub.html or contact Debbie Cross at susanpetrey@comcast.net.

Each year The Susan C. Petrey Fund  awards scholarships to both Clarion West and Clarion Writers Workshop. In addition, the charitable fund sponsors a Petrey Fellow, one of the professional writers who teach at the workshop. The fund was formed in 1981 in memory of a young Portland writer who died much too early in her career.

For additional information about the Susan C. Petrey scholarships or how to help support the fund contact either Debbie Cross or Paul Wrigley at (503) 667-0807, email susanpetrey@comcast.net, or visit http://www.osfci.org/petrey/index.html

Deborah Cross
Paul M. Wrigley
The Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund
2870 NE Hogan Rd, Ste. E. PMB 455
Gresham, OR, 97030
503-667-0807
susanpetrey@comcast.net