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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Quenton Baker and Emma Törzs at Hugo House

Posted Thu, 6/06/2019 - 9:24am by  |  Category: ,

Further your knowledge of craft in Next Level Scribes.

This year, in addition to adding genre-focused sessions to the Scribes Writing Camp lineup, Hugo House is introducing a new session just for teens who want to deepen their understanding of craft.

Next Level Scribes is designed for returning Scribes, as well as teens who have a strong foundation in creative writing and want to up their writing game this summer. Over the course of this two-week camp, students will learn what makes short stories tick and get their hands dirty with the building blocks of poetry.

This camp takes place at Hugo House and runs July 15–26.

Next Level Scribes is led by returning Scribes instructors Quenton Baker and Emma Törzs. Learn more about this dynamic duo and why they’re excited for Scribes below.


Quenton Baker

Quick! Favorite word, right now. 

Kleptoparasitism 

A book or writer you wish you’d known about when you were 15 OR a book you wish had been around when you were 15:

Elouise Loftin

I knew I was going to be a writer when… 

I started having discussions with myself about trochaic tetrameter.

Describe Scribes in five words. 

Best place for young writers. 

What are you most looking forward to about teaching at Hugo House?

Getting to meet a new group of students and read their fantastic work. 


Emma Törzs

Quick! Favorite word, right now. 

Low-level.  

A book or writer you wish you’d known about when you were 15 OR a book you wish had been around when you were 15:

I can’t think of a specific book, but I wish I’d read more history as a teenager! 

I knew I was going to be a writer when… 

Becoming the first cosmonaut/pop star/mycologist triple-threat didn’t work out. 

Describe Scribes in five words. 

Spooky action at a distance. 

What are you most looking forward to about teaching at Hugo House?

Getting to know my students, and watching them get to know one another. 


Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing interviews with some of the 2019 Scribes Summer Camp instructors to learn more about their literary style and why they’re excited for this year’s camps. For more information on the camps and to register, visit the Scribes page.