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Yearlong Manuscript Class in Memoir

ABOUT YEARLONG CLASSES AT HUGO HOUSE In weekly meetings over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, class will provide advanced and dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a publishable draft of a book. Whether you are early…

Course Type: 32 Week  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 9/17/2014 – 5:00 PM
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Yearlong Manuscript Class in Young Adult Fiction

ABOUT YEARLONG CLASSES AT HUGO HOUSE In weekly meetings over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, class will provide advanced and dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a publishable draft of a book. Whether you are early…

Course Type: 32 Week  |   Instructor: Stephanie Kuehnert

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Start Date: 9/17/2014 – 7:10 PM
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Finding Poetry

Poetry is happening all around us. It exists on billboards, in magazines, in conversations. But in our daily rush and distractions, we miss them. We’ll seek to find, uncover, and bring to light the hidden poetry from some unexpected places:…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Daemond Arrindell

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Start Date: 9/17/2014 – 7:00 PM

Polishing Your Children’s Book Manuscript

You have a story in progress and maybe even a finished draft. How do you polish it for submission to a publisher? We’ll focus on strengthening story structure, dramatic tension, voice, and character development. Discover the right amount of detail…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Clare Meeker

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Start Date: 9/18/2014 – 7:00 PM

Writing the City

We will explore the city as it exists, thrives, and sometimes dies in words. This class wants to take a different approach to writing about the city. The class involves a close examination of three things: the philosophy of urban…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Charles Mudede

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Start Date: 9/18/2014 – 7:00 PM

Taming the Beast: Gaining Perspective on Your Novel Draft

Upon completing a novel draft, writers are often bewildered. What is this mess I wrote? Who are these characters? What am I supposed to do now? Early drafts don’t often include what readers, editors, and publishers crave: compelling plot, solid…

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: Ross McMeekin and Robin Oliveira

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Start Date: 9/18/2014 – 7:00 PM

Anecdotes of the Jar: Create a Tiny Universe in Less Than 10 Lines

Do you ever wonder how a poet makes a perfect poem in less time than it takes most people to say hello? Well: us, too. We’ll explore some great short poems by H. D., Jack Spicer, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein,…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Dorothea Lasky

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Start Date: 9/20/2014 – 1:00 PM

Turning Life Into Fiction

Fiction gives you the freedom to make up stories, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look at your own life for inspiration. The writer Tim O’Brien says, “Story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth.” You won’t just be writing “what you…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Carter Sickels

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Start Date: 9/20/2014 – 1:00 PM

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