Clarion West Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy Begins

The Clarion West Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy enters its 35th year this week providing a six-week intensive writing workshop focused on science fiction and fantasy.

Clarion West is Seattle’s best kept secret, fostering some of the world’s most exciting voices in speculative fiction. The program helps diverse writers at the beginning of their career to develop their voice and acquire skills for success. With over 600 alumni to date, Clarion West graduates are bringing new worlds to speculative fiction.

This summer, amongst the line-up of six distinguished writers, Clarion West welcomes back two award-winning alumni, Ibi Zoboi and Ann Leckie. The public can participate for free in many of the events and activities happening this summer, including the reading series and the Write-a-thon.

Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Series: While the workshop itself is behind closed doors, the Clarion West Reading Series is free and open to the public. Hosted at three locations this summer. All six readings are ADA accessible and with ASL interpreters.

The full schedule and information about each author can be found online: here.

[Based on a press release.]

1 thought on “Clarion West Summer of Science Fiction and Fantasy Begins

  1. Thanks for posting this rundown of the Clarion West Reading Series. I want to add that, like the Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego, Clarion West has a Write-A-Thon running concurrently with the workshop. It’s too late for writers to sign up, but not for folks to sponsor participants. Details are at:

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