Clarion South Writers Workshop
Thanks for your patience with us.
As you may know Clarion South had to change venues at short notice in 2009 following the sale of the Griffith University accommodation facilities to a private provider. The new venue was out of our price range, but with some fundraising help from the community we were able to deliver the 2009 workshop as originally planned.
Since then we’ve been looking to find a new permanent home for the workshop. The workshop is important to us and we know there are lots of writers keen to hear about its future.
While we had been hoping to be in a position to run Clarion South again in 2012, we’ve been unable to find a suitable venue for the workshop. It’s important to us that the cost of any workshop we run remains within financial reach of most writers.
Unfortunately we’ve been unable to lock in a viable venue option that would allow us to run the workshop at an acceptable cost to writers. The cheapest option would still more than double tuition fees.
So, with regret, we must tell you that at this stage the workshop is on hold indefinitely.
We know many of you will be disappointed, and so are we. Clarion South has been a great experience for us and we’re proud of the great writers in Australia and overseas that the workshop has helped.
In the meantime we will continue to look for a venue that enables to run the workshop in the format for which it has become famous. We will alsoinvestigate other configurations and opportunities that might give the workshop a future in Australia.
Thank you again for waiting patiently for this update. We have greatly appreciated the support of the speculative fiction community around the
– March, 2011