Class Catalog

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DIY Publishing Series [Waverly Fitzgerald and Annie Pearson]

This series outlines everything a writer needs to know to become an author and publisher. We will demystify the publication process, presenting details you need to navigate it successfully. Learn how to choose a successful path to publication, find and…

Hugo House Collaboration Series [Sierra Nelson]

For more than seventeen years, poet and multidisciplinary artist Sierra Nelson has been collaboratively writing, performing, teaching, and engaging in creative conversation with fellow writers and artists as a core part of her practice. This series of collaboratively taught classes…

DIY Publishing Series: Author as Designer

In this seminar, Powerpoint presentations will showcase the visual elements that make a book look beautiful, marketable and professional. Identify the elements of a successful cover. Learn how to find and work with a graphic artist. Review the elements of…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald and Annie Pearson

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Start Date: 8/1/2015 – 10:00 AM

Plot & Characterization

The best plots aren’t controlled by the author? They spring from the characters themselves. The more we realize that our characters are sovereign beings with independent consciousnesses, the better prepared we are to traverse plot and characterization. In this class,…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Joshua Mohr

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Start Date: 8/1/2015 – 1:00 PM
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Sun Creatures: Sensory Explorations

Drawing on techniques of synesthesia, movement, sensory immersion, myth-making, and eco-poetics, we’ll explore what new creatures of the sun we attract with our individual and collaborative heliotropic experiments. This class is open to writers and linguistic experimenters of any genre….

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Melanie Noel and Sierra Nelson

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Start Date: 8/1/2015 – 1:00 PM

Thinking Beyond the Think Piece

Think pieces and “take” articles have proliferated in the Internet’s culture of daily content. This can be a lucrative market for quick, incisive writers. But how do you trust that you have something to say? How do you think beyond…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Alice Bolin

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Start Date: 8/2/2015 – 1:00 PM

He Said, She Said: Crafting Effective Dialogue

Come to class ready to talk, talk, talk! We will explore what makes dialogue “effective” via verbal storytelling and in-class writing exercises. We’ll also look at published examples and discuss the different types of dialogue employed in fiction?from chit-chat to…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Emma Törzs

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Start Date: 8/2/2015 – 1:00 PM

When Memory Doesn’t Serve

How do we write about the incoherent in memoir? Say, those moments we weren’t conscious or got lost in the thrall? (I’m talking to you, “Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll.”) How do we recover material from the foggy times…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Sonya Lea

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Start Date: 8/5/2015 – 5:00 PM
This class is full

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