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Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop: Archive of Stories by Participants
MSS 0681  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Contents of Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop: Archive of Stories by Participants
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0681
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: English
    Physical Description: 35.2 Linear feet (33 records cartons, 3 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1969 - 2015
    Abstract: 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.
    Creator: Clarion Writers' Workshop.

    Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Contents of Collection

    The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop materials represent the typescripts and submission drafts of the participating writers from 1969-1970, 1973-2002 and 2007-2015. The folders are arranged chronologically by date and then alphabetically by author within the year. The materials also include some memorabilia and class rosters for 2007-2015.

    Preferred Citation

    Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Worshop: Archive of Stories by Participants, MSS 0681. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF SITE: ALLOW 24 HOURS FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Clarion Foundation.
    Clarion Writers' Workshop. -- Archives
    Creative writing -- Study and teaching
    Fantasy fiction -- Authorship -- Archives
    Science fiction -- Authorship -- Archives
    Science fiction -- Study and teaching