SOS for Clarion South (snurched from Karen Miller)

The Clarion workshops, held in the US and Australia, are intensive 6-week spec fic writing bootcamps.  Below is a message from Kate Eltham, one of the organisers of the workshop. If you think you might want to write for publication some day, and maybe even dream of attending Clarion yourself … please help if you can.

Due to a run of really bad luck, Clarion South Writers Workshop has hit some rocky financial times (not unlike the rest of the world!) For the month of March, we are running a fundraising appeal to help set us straight again and ensure future workshops continue. We hope to get to $4000 by 31 March 2009.

There are a few ways you can help…

1. Donate to our Fundraising Appeal Simply go to to make a PayPal donation directly to Clarion South. If Paypal is not your thing, you can also send cheques to Fantastic Queensland Inc. (our non-profit auspicing body), PO Box 1394 Toowong QLD 4066 AUSTRALIA, or direct deposit to: Bendigo Bank | Fantastic Queensland Inc. | BSB: 633-000 | Account Number: 125291708 We really do appreciate even tiny donations, and if you are not in a position to give, that is perfectly okay. We know it’s grim out there for everyone right now.

2. Spread the word Even if you can’t donate to the Appeal we would love your support to spread the word about our fundraising drive. By the end of March we are hoping to raise $4,000 for Clarion South. If you know any friends who are sympathetic to the aims and activities of Clarion South, please let them know – via Facebook, MySpace, your blog or any other means. We’ll have a Facebook group up shortly, but in the meantime, please feel free to direct people to our website at And if you’re just wondering what the heck Clarion South even is, meander on over to our website at

Thank you in advance for your love and support. We’re incredibly passionate about Clarion South and would like to see it thrive and continue into the future. Your contribution can help make this a reality. Don’t hesitate to email Kate Eltham if you have any questions:

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