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Prisoners of Gravity

Season 5 Episode 6

Writers' Workshops/Clarion

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Aired Monday 7:30 PM Nov 10, 1993 on TVO

Episode Recap

This week, Commander Rick takes a look at writers' workshops, focussing on Clarion, the premiere workshop for science fiction and fantasy writers. He gets some helpful advice on how to become a better writer from six instructors at Clarion, including co-founders and instructors, science fiction authors Damon Knight (Creating Short Fiction) and Kate Wilhelm (Death Qualified), Harlan Ellison (The Essential Ellison), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (editor, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction), Geoff Ryman (Was) and Connie Willis (Doomsday Book). The graduates/former students include writers Kim Antieau ("The Mark Of The Beast"), James Alan Gardner ("The Reckoning Of Gifts"), Nina Kiriki Hoffman ("Savage Breasts") and William F. Wu ("Hong's Lost and Found Emporium").