PRESS RELEASE Dateline: October 29, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Shea, Chief of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org The Clarion Foundation Announces 2014 Calendar Celebrating Clarion Workshop’s Founders and Alumni The Clarion Foundation announced today the launch of its 2014 calendar, a first for the organization, highlighting some of the ways in which depictions of gender, and…… Continue reading Announcing the 2014 Calendar Celebrating Clarion Workshop’s Founders and Alumni
Writers, it’s time to sharpen your pencils, refill your fountain pens, or warm up those keyboards. Join hundreds of other writers around the globe for our annual Clarion write-a-thon, now open for registration. What is a write-a-thon? Like a walk-a-thon, except for writing! Participants can be pledged by the word, chapter, or story. Finish that…… Continue reading Open for registration – The 2013 Clarion Write-a-thon
It’s not too late to experience some of the magic of Clarion, if you’ve never been, or to relive the adventure one more time. Sign-up for the annual write-a-thon is underway and you have less than a week before it begins on Sunday, June 24th. On that date, participants will write at homes and coffeeshops…… Continue reading Clarion Write-a-Thon 2012
It’s my sad duty to report that Lister Matheson died recently of complications from a form of aplastic anemia. For several years he directed the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop in Lyman Briggs School at MSU. Lister’s family and friends will treasure his memory as loving son and brother, devoted father and life partner,…… Continue reading Lister Matheson, 1948-2012
Due to a pregnancy and other big life changes this year, I’ve called in a fellow Clarion grad and experienced blogmaster, Adam Israel (’10), to step up and serve as the blog’s administrator for the time being. For now he is going to serve as the blog’s sole administrator; in time we may co-administrate to…… Continue reading Welcome Adam!
Wow, it’s been a week since the Clarion Write-a-Thon finished! There have been so many wonderful people participating in the Write-a-Thon. People have challenged themselves creatively. People have done that crazy scary thing of telling people that they are doing creative things and could they get some sponsorship. People have finished, started and edited novels.…… Continue reading Write-a-thon full of win, prizes and a survey!
The 2011 Write-a-Thon has concluded, and though I hadn’t given up, the logical part of my brain did not think we would make our $15,000 goal this year. That would have required raising $4,200 in a week from an audience that we felt sure was more than saturated with our pleas for donations. Color me…… Continue reading 2011 Write-a-Thon, GREAT NEWS!