Jerome Stueart interview (pt. 3)

The Clarion e-Bulletin caught up with Jerome Stueart (Clarion 2007), who is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton. He joined Tiffany Davis, e-Bulletin co-editor, via Skype to discuss his current and upcoming books, his Clarion experience, Christian werewolves, and Sister Act, among other things. Due to the length of the interview, we…… Continue reading Jerome Stueart interview (pt. 3)

Jerome Stueart interview (pt. 2)

The Clarion e-Bulletin caught up with Jerome Stueart (Clarion 2007), who is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton. He joined Tiffany Davis, e-Bulletin co-editor, via Skype to discuss his current and upcoming books, his Clarion experience, Christian werewolves, and Sister Act, among other things. Due to the length of the interview, we…… Continue reading Jerome Stueart interview (pt. 2)

Clarion Alumni & Instructor News (updated) April 2017

Greetings! Here is an April 2017 update on the alumni and instructors of Clarion: ALUMS 1973  Bruce Boston (1) “Sacrificial Nights”, a poetry novella written in collaboration with Alessandro Manzetti, is on the Bram Stoker AwardFfinal Ballot. (2) Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest, a fiction and poetry collaboration with Robert Frazier, has been released…… Continue reading Clarion Alumni & Instructor News (updated) April 2017

Eugene Ramos interview

  Eugene Ramos (2015), went a different route than most of his Clarion classmates and chose to make his mark in film, rather than prose. Tiffany Davis, one of the e-Bulletin co-editors, caught up with Eugene via Skype and chatted about Shakespeare, love interests, and side hustles at the Apple store. Due to space constraints, we…… Continue reading Eugene Ramos interview

Spec Tech: Of Mucus, Bile, and the Indigestibility of Wood (or What We Talk About When We Talk About the Digestive System)

There’s the old saying: you are what you eat. Part of this guilt-inducing suggestion is that you should pay attention to what you ingest, eat more healthily, because your food will become part of you. But hidden within this message is something much more basic, ancient, and largely unacknowledged, namely that all life is made…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Of Mucus, Bile, and the Indigestibility of Wood (or What We Talk About When We Talk About the Digestive System)

Spec Tech: Conlanging 7 — Who’s what?

This is the seventh in a series of posts “live-blogging” the creation of a fictional language from scratch, with the help of our readers.  We plan to construct a functional language one piece at a time, incorporating suggestions and preferences from our audience along the way.  You can find a listing of our previous installments…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Conlanging 7 — Who’s what?

Spec Tech: Born This Way (Thoughts on Sex, Genetic Determinism, and James Tiptree, Jr.)

I first read James Tiptree, Jr.’s beautiful story, “Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death” back when I was a teenager and it has remained with me ever since, a mental touchstone, a reminder of the wonders that can be accomplished in just a few thousand words. It is a story of love, the…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Born This Way (Thoughts on Sex, Genetic Determinism, and James Tiptree, Jr.)