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Posts about “Hugo Classes”

Teacher Feature: Emily Rapp Black

Posted Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:05am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, as well as the forthcoming memoir, Sanctuary. Her work has appeared in VOGUE, the New York Times, Die…

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Video Lesson: What If the Humans Stayed Home? with Jessica Gigot

Posted Tue, 10/13/2020 - 3:55pm by  |  Category: , ,

With communities around the world staying home due to the pandemic, there’s been a number of stories documenting unusual and inspiring animal activity, some true and some sensationalized. These stories, as well as some of the questions they’ve elicited from…

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Teacher Feature: Sharon Bryan

Posted Fri, 9/25/2020 - 12:24pm by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Sharon Bryan is the author of four collections of poetry, including Flying Blind, Objects of Affection, and Salt Air. In 2009, her collection, Sharp Stars, received the Isabella Stewart Gardner Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in…

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Teacher Feature: Erin Malone

Posted Tue, 9/22/2020 - 12:48pm by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Erin Malone is a Seattle-based poet whose works have been featured in FIELD, New Ohio Review, Radar Poetry, and Ruminate. Her first full-length collection, Hover, won the Patricia Bibby Award from Tebot Bach Press and was published…

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Time and Distance Overcome: Research in Poetry by Erin Malone

Posted Mon, 6/29/2020 - 9:47am by  |  Category: , , ,

“Time and Distance Overcome”: I titled this class after an essay of the same name by Eula Biss. I wanted a few words to suggest how a dive into the historical record can yield surprising and urgent connections to our…

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“A Glimpse of Something Real”: An exclusive Q&A with poet Ed Skoog

Posted Fri, 5/15/2020 - 1:08pm by  |  Category: , , ,

Ed Skoog is an award-winning poet and author of four books of poetry. His latest collection Travelers Leaving For the City will be released by Copper Canyon Press on May 26. Listen to Ed’s reading of the titular piece here….

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How to Begin Your Hybrid Memoir by Sarah Cannon

Posted Fri, 4/10/2020 - 12:37pm by  |  Category: , , ,

The hybrid memoir has the potential to be far more than a straight-up personal story. The appeal is the creativity of blending various elements and the result is a fresh take that can resonate in larger ways than a traditional…

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Micro Lesson: Seeing Outside of Ourselves by Jessica Gigot

Posted Fri, 4/03/2020 - 1:05pm by  |  Category: , , ,

When I initially planned my spring quarter Embodied Ecopoetics workshop, the world was a different place. I offered my first installment of this workshop at Hugo House in the fall and was excited about the opportunity to offer it again…

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Love in the Time of COVID-19 by Janée J. Baugher

Posted Tue, 3/31/2020 - 11:35am by  |  Category: ,

With National Poetry Month starting April 1, Hugo Instructor Janée Baugher wrote this poem for the blog. Her class, National Poetry Month Intensive, starts tomorrow. Late registrations are welcome. Call 206.322.7030 to sign up. Learn more » I’m thinking about…

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Zoom Classes: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Thu, 3/26/2020 - 4:01pm by  |  Category:

Never taken a class using Zoom before? Don’t worry! We’re here to help. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently about using Zoom. If your question isn’t on this list, please write us at…

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Happy Divorce! How to separate sound from meaning in poetry by Erica Sklar

Posted Fri, 2/28/2020 - 10:37am by  |  Category: , , ,

Divorcing ourselves from meaning in writing can feel impossible. We get lost in our narratives and our characters, in the metaphors we’re creating and the incredible dialogue that we just can’t seem to fit into the story. But the freedom…

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Straight Talk About Diverse Books by Rachel Werner

Posted Thu, 2/13/2020 - 9:45am by  |  Category: ,

Have #OwnVoices finally become mainstream? Do you have a preconceived notion it will be easier to query your manuscript because diverse books are now trending? The latest research, compiled by Lee & Low Books and released earlier this week, seems…

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Read Like a Writer: Henry James and Sally Rooney by Liza Birnbaum

Posted Fri, 2/07/2020 - 11:57am by  |  Category: , , ,

Sally Rooney’s novels Conversations with Friends and Normal People have been two of the most talked-about books of the past five years. Profiles of Rooney tend to feature her age (she’s not yet thirty) and to deploy descriptions like “phenomenon”…

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Outsmarting the Algorithm: Dissecting Your Favorite Song to Build a Personalized Playlist by Catherine Harris-White / SassyBlack

Posted Wed, 2/05/2020 - 9:17am by  |  Category: , ,

There are many reasons music resonates with us. Most times it’s because that music has prompted a bit of nostalgia. Maybe it reminds you of your childhood or of a loved one or even a lover. Sometimes music can remind…

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How to Keep a “Long Story Short” by Margot Leitman

Posted Tue, 2/04/2020 - 9:00am by  |  Category: , ,

As the author of Long Story Short, the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need and What’s Your Story? A Workbook for the Storyteller in All of Us, I get asked a lot about how long a story for the stage…

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