Clarion West is an "intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy." It's an absolute local treasure, and it's one of the major reasons why Seattle is a science-fiction powerhouse. This year's class looks like it could be one of the best in Clarion West's history. Check out the list of professors:
Elizabeth Hand Neil Gaiman Joe Hill Justina Robson Ellen Datlow Samuel R. Delany
So that's a list that includes the popular and talented son of Stephen King, a living sci-fi legend, one of the best editors in the genre, and one of the most popular fantasy authors in the business today. I don't know how you could get a better six-week education. The class runs from June 23 to August 2, and the deadline for applications is March 1. You can apply right here.