Posts about “Hugo Classes”

How to Reinvigorate Your Revision Process by Dilruba Ahmed

Posted Thu, 10/14/2021 - 8:10am by  |  Category: , , ,

Poets, are your rough drafts piling up? Maybe some draft poems seem to have potential: a strong opening. A resonant image. A metaphor that shines. And yet, something’s missing, and you can’t quite pinpoint the problem. Or perhaps starting new poems…

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How to Bake a Play, a personal recipe by Brian Dang

Posted Wed, 10/06/2021 - 8:06am by  |  Category: , ,

As any internet recipe starts, start with an intensely personal anecdote that people might scroll past to get to the ingredients list (regardless, it should mean the world to you). This can be anywhere from your love of pies to…

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Micro Lesson: How to Read Like a Writer by Radhika Sharma

Posted Wed, 9/29/2021 - 10:11am by  |  Category: , , , ,

It is no secret that reading nourishes and empowers our writing. Yet, reading like a writer may not always come naturally to us and requires us to train our faculties in precise ways. The following are some possibilities and suggestions…

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36 Questions for Self-Interrogation: Or, How to Turn Ancestral Research into Personal Narrative by Katie Lee Ellison

Posted Fri, 9/24/2021 - 11:04am by  |  Category: , , , ,

My memoir began with questions about my family—Who are we? What happened to us? Why are we the way we are? But what I really meant was, Who am I? Why am I this way? And actually, what I really,…

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Teacher Toolkit: How to Become a Hugo House Teacher

Posted Fri, 9/17/2021 - 11:00am by  |  Category:

Classes are a central part of what we do at Hugo House, but how do you become a Hugo teacher?   Each quarter, we accept class proposals from writers and teaching artists in the Seattle area and beyond, with an eye…

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Teacher Toolkit: How to Write a Hugo Class Proposal

Posted Mon, 9/06/2021 - 8:51am by  |  Category:

Applying to teach a class at Hugo House? This post breaks down the documents we ask teachers to submit as part of their proposals and provides information from our education staff to help you get started. Class proposals at Hugo…

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Micro Lesson: How to Learn from Burnout—Or, Technically, Writing is a Ravioli by Gabriela Denise Frank

Posted Tue, 8/31/2021 - 11:08am by  |  Category: , , ,

The fall before COVID hit, I was barreling towards peak burnout—but I didn’t know it. This was before the buzzy articles appeared in the New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company. I didn’t know what was happening to me—wasn’t…

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Teacher Feature: Kimberly Dark

Posted Tue, 8/17/2021 - 12:09pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Hugo House teacher Kimberly Dark is the author of four books, including Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old; The Daddies; and Love and Errors. Her most recent book, Damaged Like Me, which explores how we can create more equitable…

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Fall Quarter COVID Policies for Classes

Posted Tue, 8/10/2021 - 3:05pm by  |  Category: , ,

If you’re thinking about joining us for an in-person class this fall, here’s what you need to know. This fall, we’re offering our first in-person classes in over a year at our permanent home in Seattle. We can’t wait to…

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Teacher Feature: Aimee Suzara

Posted Wed, 7/28/2021 - 11:00am by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Aimee Suzara is a Filipino American poet, playwright, and performer based in Oakland, CA. She’s the author of the poetry collection Souvenir, which was a Finalist for the WILLA Award in 2015, as well as the plays…

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Teacher Feature: Stacy D. Flood

Posted Fri, 6/25/2021 - 12:12am by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Stacy D. Flood is a playwright and fiction writer whose works have appeared at ACT, Ghost Light Theatricals, Theatre Battery, and Theater Schmeater in Seattle, as well as in SOMA Magazine, Seattle Weekly, among other publications. His…

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Waste in Place: Let’s Look at Some Trash (Data) by Kevin O’Rourke

Posted Tue, 6/15/2021 - 8:10am by  |  Category: ,

A few months ago, the New York Times published one of the most arresting wildlife stories I’ve ever read. The story itself—about efforts to save the dwindling population of greater adjutant storks—was sensitive and well-done. But, and I assure you…

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Teacher Feature: Danielle Mohlman

Posted Tue, 6/08/2021 - 8:57am by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Danielle Mohlman is a nationally produced playwright whose works have been performed at Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, the Cherry Lane Theatre, and more. In April 2020, during the early months of quarantine, she also orchestrated a…

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Hugo House’s Best-Loved Books of 2020

Posted Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:41am by  |  Category: , , , , ,

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over. As we look forward to the 2021, we’re also taking a moment to reflect on some of the books that got us through this year. Get one last great read in…

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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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