The Clarion West Nerdlesque: Our Next Evolution Revealed

Brought to you by the Breneman Jaech Foundation

Saturday, May 8 starting at 7:00 PM Pacific

Clarion West's first fundraising gala and auction in support of writing programs in speculative fiction–the best virtual gala you'll attend! 

You can expect: 

  • Captivating performances by five of Seattle's prominent burlesque artists
  • Conversations with prominent writers and Clarion West Six-Week Workshop graduates
  • Opportunity to bid on our rare science fiction, fantasy, and literary-themed auction packages
  • Delicious meals and signature cocktail ingredients—all delivered to your home (available delivery areas at this link; select a meal-inclusive ticket for the catered dinner)
  • Advance information kits with program notes, FAQ, a signature cocktail recipe, stories, and more
  • Hosted on Remo software, offering a far more varied and interactive experience than most online gatherings

Register for the event today. We will begin at 7:00 PM Pacific and include opportunities to mingle with writers, talk to Clarion West graduates, watch performances by some of Seattle's favorite nerdy burlesque artists, and snatch up some rare goodies in the live auction.

Get your tickets now and look forward to the party! For those within a short drive from Seattle, delicious catered dinners are available from Seattle's Pot Pie Factory.

Closed-captioning will be available for this event. 

A word from the editor of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Celebrating speculative fiction in all its forms

Clarion West was founded on the belief that writers from diverse backgrounds need an opportunity to be heard – and to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Writers are crucial to today’s conversations because they inspire future generations of thoughtful readers, thinkers, and leaders.

The Nerdlesque, Clarion West's first annual dinner and gala event, will raise unrestricted funds to support our mission and growing community of writers. By attending the event and donating to Clarion West, you help us to provide more opportunities for emerging and marginalized writers, including BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQ+, and low-income writers, and you help to evolve our workshop culture towards equity, empowerment, and innovation. Join us! 





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We support emerging and underrepresented voices by providing writers with world-class instruction to empower their creation of wild and amazing worlds. Through conversation and public engagement, we bring those voices to an ever-expanding community.

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