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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 [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…

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

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

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
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Take-Away Poems

Witness the transformation of your poetry from Word documents into custom-designed typeset broadsides. Leave with two of your own handheld poetry broadsides. If possible, students should bring laptops.

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: John Berry and JT Stewart

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Start Date: 8/8/2015 – 1:00 PM

Writing the Rorschach Zine

Pareidolia is what allows us to see a man in the moon, figures in constellations, and clouds in our coffee. It inspired Leonardo da Vinci and is at the root of the Rorschach inkblot test. We will produce an impressive…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Rachael Harper and Sierra Nelson

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Start Date: 8/8/2015 – 1:00 PM

DIY Publishing Series: Author as Producer

During the first half of this seminar, learn how to prepare your text file for successful conversion to an e-book. Review the basic skills and tools you will need to create an e-pub or Mobi file (the Kindle format). If…

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

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Start Date: 8/8/2015 – 10:00 AM

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