I thought I’d post a handful of photographs from Clarion ’88. Just a few. The temptation to try to do humorous captions is great, but I decided to simply be informative. Enjoy.
The entrance to Owen Hall, the dorm building
Van Hoosen, where the workshops were conducted
Tim Powers, our first week writer-in-residence, in session
Pizza with Powers
Daryl Gregory, doing his Tim Powers “I Got No Story” Clarion Blues
Kelley Eskridge arrived already injured, with sprained ankle, but as optimistic as the rest of us
One of many outdoor meals held in the courtyard of Van Hoosen. Lisa Goldstein, second week instructor, is in the midst of students here
One of the other eateries in East Lansing frequented by Clarionites
Chip Delany, third week instructor
Andy Tisbert, Me (attempting inscrutability), and Kimberly Rufer-Bach during a workshop
Kate Wilhelm, Kim Stanley Robinson (fourth week instructor), and Damon Knight. Kate and Damon were fifth and sixth week
We had our own t-shirts and sweat shirts made, with a logo for our year, and “reading matter” on the back. This was the day they arrived
During the last week we wrote a “group story” which blatantly abused all the “rules” we’d learned. This was it’s one and only performance. Daryl Gregory, Brooks Caruthers, Me, Lou Grinzo, and Kelley Eskridge
The quality of the photos may not be the best, but these were done long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. The memories cannot be contained in so few pictures, yet for those of us who were there, they may trigger the infinity of all that we shared.