Hi all. The January Locus mentioned that I'm editing a fundraising anthology for Clarion West. The title is Telling Tales-there will be a subtitle, but we're not sure what it will be yet.
It is going to be all reprints by former Clarion West students, with afterwords by one of the teachers who taught during their year. It will be published by Hydra House in time for the 30th anniversary of the annual workshop. (at which I'm teaching)

Telling Tales edited by Ellen Datlow

Table of Contents

The Parrot Man by Kathleen Ann Goonan
Absalom’s Mother by Louise Marley
Mulberry Boys by Margo Lanagan
The Fate of Mice by Susan Palwick
My She by Mary Rosenblum
Bitter Dreams by Ian McHugh
Leviathan Wept by Daniel Abraham
Start the Clock by Ben Rosenbaum
I Hold My Father’s Paws by David D. Levine
Beluthahatchie by Andy Duncan
Another Word For Map Is Faith by Christopher Rowe
The Adventures of Captain Black Heart Wentworth: A Nautical Tail
by Rachel Swirsky
A Boy in Cathyland by David Marusek
The Water Museum by Nisi Shawl
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
by Kij Johnson
The Lineaments of Gratified Desire by Ysabeau Wilce
After a grueling but satisfying five days I'm finished teaching the fifth week of Clarion West, here in Seattle.
Great class and a lot of really good stories, some of which are just about ready to submit.

Traditionally, each class gives the teacher a gift and this class did me proud. Learning of my love for and collection of doll heads and parts, and hearing from me about the Chernobyl kitty (two headed) that I received from my last Clarion West class in 2006, they really went to town.

They each created a doll head decorated in a different way (sometimes, but not always, related to one of their stories) and every head is glued to a pencil. These beauties will be shipped home to me where I will somehow put them all in a vase for a bouquet of doll heads.
Photos tk. Brilliant! Thank you all!

Now I will party this evening and relax over the next few days in Seattle before heading home.
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( Jul. 17th, 2010 12:18 pm)
I leave today for Seattle where I'll be teaching at Clarion West this Monday-Friday. I'll be checking email and that's probably all during the five days I'm teaching but might have time to peek my head up when it's done after next Saturday. Back the 28th. In the meantime, two out of town guests will be caring for (or being cared for) by Bella and Sophie.

I hope I'll see Seattle people at next week's Clarion party.

Be good while I'm away. ;-)
I'll be back teaching Clarion West a year earlier than normal (I'm usually asked to teach every five years, but this time it's going to be only four) along with Michael Bishop, Maureen McHugh, Nnedi Okorafor, Graham Joyce, and Ian McDonald. I'll be there the fifth week.
FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Clarion West Special Evening

With Samuel R. Delany, Jack Womack, Cat Rambo, Kris Dikeman and guest-hosted by Rajan Khanna, July 15, 2009

In honor of 25 consecutive years of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and Amazon.com’s challenge grant, the KGB Fantastic Fiction series will be featuring a special Clarion West reading on July 15, 2009.

Clarion West is a non-profit literary organization that administers the Clarion West Writers Workshop, an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy, held annually in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Amazon.com has pledged to donate one dollar to Clarion West for every dollar the workshop receives from individuals, corporations, government offices, charitable foundations, and special events.

Samuel R. Delany
Samuel R. Delany is a novelist and critic who lives in New York City a teaches at Temple University in Philadelphia. His books include Nova, Dhalgren, Aye, and Gomorrah and Other Stories, Atlantis: Three Tales, and his most recent novel, Dark Reflections, won the 2008 Stonewall Book Award and was a runner-up for that years Lambda Literary Award. His forthcoming novel, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders will appear from Alyson Books in 2010.

Jack Womack
Jack Womack is the author of Ambient, Terraplane, Heathern, Elvissey, Random Acts of Senseless Violence, Let’s Put the Future Behind Us, and Going, Going, Gone. He was in 1994 a co-winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and has twice taught writing at Clarion West. He is Publicity Manager for Orbit Books US, and is presently working on his next novel, Ashland: A Kentucky Murder Ballad.

Cat Rambo
Cat Rambo attended Clarion West in 2005 and since then has published dozens of short stories in such markets as Weird Tales, Asimov's, Strange Horizons, and Clarkesworld. Her collaboration with Jeff VanderMeer, The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories, appeared in 2007 and her first solo collection, Eyes Like Sky And Coal And Moonlight, is forthcoming from Paper Golem Press. She is also the managing editor of Fantasy Magazine.

Kris Dikeman
Kris Dikeman is a graduate of the Clarion West class of 2005. Her work has appeared in Sybil's Garage, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet and the forthcoming Year's Best Fantasy #9. She was a finalist for this year's Story South Million Writer's Award.

Rajan Khanna
Rajan Khanna is a graduate of the 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop.
His work has appeared in Shimmer Magazine. He lives and writes in
Brooklyn, NY.

* Mobile Libris will be selling books
Wednesday July 15th , 7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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