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The rapid approach of the March 1 application deadline reminds me to mention that I’m one of the six people teaching at this summer’s Clarion West, Seattle’s long-established “six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy.” I’ve taught this workshop before, as well as the “original” Clarion that used to be in Michigan and is now in San Diego; they’re both well-run, intensive experiences for people serious about becoming working SF writers.
And of course, Teresa and I both teach every year at Viable Paradise, the one-week SF writing workshop with the really dumb name. Other VP instructors include Cory Doctorow, Steven Gould, Laura Mixon, Debra Doyle, Making Light co-blogger Jim Macdonald, and for the first time this year, Elizabeth Bear. Offsetting the silly name is the fact that it’s on Martha’s Vineyard, a place so stunningly beautiful that you immediately understand why so many billionaires have houses there. VP is held in early October and the deadline for applications is June 15; application info is here.