The archive of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop documents the science fiction and fantasy writing seminar
from 1969-1970, 1973-2002, and 2007-2015. Materials within the collection include typescripts and submission drafts by prospective
and participating students, memorabilia, and class rosters.
The Clarion Workshop is an intensive six-week summer program focused on fundamentals particular to the writing of science
fiction and fantasy. It is considered a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of science fiction, fantasy,
and horror. Clarion was founded by Robin Scott Wilson in 1968 at Clarion State College (now Clarion University) in Pennsylvania.
Wilson built his system partly on the tradition of mutual criticism in use at the Milford Science Fiction Writers' Conference,
a workshop for professional SF writers established by Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm (who helped Wilson with Clarion as well).
From 1972 through 2006, Clarion Workshop was hosted by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In 2007, the workshop
moved to University of California, San Diego.
35.2 Linear feet
(33 records cartons, 3 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
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