Clarion science fiction/fantasy workshop instructors announced

The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop at the University of California at San Diego has announced its 2009 instructor lineup: Holly Black, Larissa Lai, Robert Crais, and Kim Stanley Robinson with Elizabeth Hand and Paul Park. Clarion is the oldest science fiction writing workshop, a legendary boot-camp for writers (I'm a proud graduate, instructor, and director of the charitable Clarion Foundation). Attending the workshop is more than an education, it's an induction into a set of work habits, critical skills, and professional contacts and attitudes that last a lifetime. The list of successful Clarion grads is a who's-who of the field, including Bruce Sterling, Kathe Koja, Octavia Butler, Tobias Buckell, Kelly Link, Ted Chiang, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others too numerous to list here. This year's workshop runs from June 28 to August 8, and applications open on January 2.

2009 Clarion Instructors