Instructor rosters for Clarion and Clarion West science fiction writing workshops

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4 Responses to “Instructor rosters for Clarion and Clarion West science fiction writing workshops”

  1. Stacyj says:

    Nice lineup. Given how thrilling it can be to merely -see- an author at a book reading/signing event, it just blows the mind to contemplate having the opportunity to -learn- from them for six weeks. If I were going to the San Diego Clarion workshop I’d be particularly excited about Geoff Ryman, he’s one of only two authors (along with David Mitchell) to have -two- books that’ve earned a place on my ‘All-Time Favorites’ bookshelf …

    So very jealous of people who’ll be going! =)

  2. greenlady16 says:

    Do the Clarion workshop authors have signing events for people who aren’t attending the workshop? I go to school at UCSD, where Clarion is being held, and would love to get a couple of books signed, despite being unable to attend the entire seminar.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi there, I was wondering if international students can apply to Clarion, or if priority is given to American writers. Thanks for any info!

  4. Cory Doctorow says:

    The instructors usually do a bookstore signing and sometimes something on campus. These things are *exhausting*, though — I think I averaged 4h sleep/night this year. I was getting up at 4:30, blogging and answering email for an hour, then reading student mss until 7:30. Breakfast and shower, then lead a yoga class from 8:30-9. Workshop from 9-noon. Email and lunch 12-1. Student meetings 1-4 (some days 1-5). An hour of reading, then dinner, then lead a walk to the sunset point. Then an evening lecture from 8-9, then read until midnight. With that schedule, fitting in a campus event for the general public is pretty much impossible.

    The students have a slightly more relaxed schedule — they’re reading 3-4 mss/day, and writing an average of one story/week, and attending the lectures.

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