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Micro Lesson: “Keeping Your Sh*t Detectors On” by Carolyne Wright

Posted Tue, 2/19/2019 - 10:45am by  |  Category:

Richard Hugo is In the House! This poet, after whom Hugo House is named, was beloved by students and fellow poets. I met him at a few different readings and studied with him twice—at a ten-day writer’s conference in Boulder…

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Micro Lesson: Manifesting Magic with the Art of Letterwriting by Liza Birnbaum

Posted Tue, 2/12/2019 - 9:30am by  |  Category:

Noy Holland, one of my most beloved former teachers, talks sometimes about how good writing contains within it the suggestion—the presence, even—of a listener.   I like this term “listener” because, as Noy sees it, it’s not necessarily the same…

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Sophia Shalmiyev on Memoir, Mothers & Her Own Feminist Manifesto

Posted Tue, 2/05/2019 - 9:15am by  |  Category:

Sophia Shalmiyev‘s debut memoir, Mother Winter, has been described as, “the wrenching story of her exile and grief, but it’s also a chronicle of awakening—to art, sex, feminism, and the rich complexities of being a mother herself.” Beginning with her childhood in…

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How to Refresh Your Writing with a Poet’s (aka Lyric) Essay by Cody Pherigo

Posted Tue, 1/29/2019 - 9:55am by  |  Category:

Want to celebrate the coming spring by sprucing (yes, that’s a nature pun) up your creative nonfiction skills? Been interested in but intimidated by the luminous “lyric essay?” Simply looking for an engaged literary discussion group that favors genre theory…

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Meet the 2017 Scribes Instructors: Roberto Ascalon & Sierra Nelson at MOHAI

Posted Fri, 3/17/2017 - 11:41am by  |  Category: , ,

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting our Scribes instructors to learn more about their literary style and what they have in store for the next batch of young writers at our two-week immersive writing camps for teens. For more…

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Meet the 2017 Scribes Instructors: Scribes at The Henry

Posted Mon, 2/27/2017 - 1:00pm by  |  Category: , ,

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting our Scribes instructors to learn more about their literary style and what they have in store for the next batch of young writers at our two-week immersive writing camps for teens. For more…

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Classy Talk with Natalie Serber

Posted Thu, 9/15/2016 - 10:54am by  |  Category:

Writer and teacher Natalie Serber‘s weekend workshop, Writing About Ourselves, runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, and is open to writers of all levels. Leave with a collection of prose pieces or the start of a longer project…

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From Scribe to Made at Hugo House Fellow: Raye Stoeve on their upcoming fellowship

Posted Mon, 8/22/2016 - 11:39am by  |  Category:

We recently announced a new cohort of Made at Hugo House fellows. Made at Hugo House is a yearlong fellowship in which emerging writers complete a proposed writing project with guidance and support from Hugo House. The Made fellows are…

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Announcing Our New Prose Writer-In-Residence and Made Fellows

Posted Fri, 8/12/2016 - 5:16pm by  |  Category:

Writer-In-Residence We are pleased to announce our new prose writer-in-residence for 2016–2017: Sonora Jha. Sonora is a professor of journalism and media studies at Seattle University and author of the novel Foreign (Random House India). As writer-in-residence, Sonora will receive…

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How to Write 13 Articles a Week by Nicole Dieker

Posted Mon, 8/01/2016 - 9:52am by  |  Category:

This is the Hugo House “How-To” series, where Hugo House teachers share tips related to the writing life. This week’s post comes from writer and editor Nicole Dieker. Her class, Writing for the Internet, is a one-day intensive on Saturday,…

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Beyond Autobiography: Experimentation…Q&A with Sierra Nelson and Gretchen Bennett

Posted Thu, 7/28/2016 - 2:00pm by  |  Category: , ,

For four Saturdays in August (8/6–8/27), visual artist and writer Gretchen Bennett and poet and performer Sierra Nelson will be co-teaching a class called Beyond Autobiography: Multi-Disciplinary Experiments—a generative writing class that also draws on other art forms to provide…

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Micro Lesson: Revisiting the Ode with Jane Wong

Posted Mon, 7/25/2016 - 10:49am by  |  Category:

Jane Wong’s one-day workshop on the ode is this Saturday, July 30. Learn more and register here. 1. An example of what we will be reading: This course is completely celebratory! We will read a multitude of different approaches to…

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Micro Lesson: When to Land Your Punches and When to Pull Them with Ruth Joffre

Posted Thu, 7/14/2016 - 3:12pm by  |  Category:

How do you make violence in fiction interesting without feeling gratuitous and unnecessary? As writers, should we treat emotional violence differently? Study the works of Benjamin Percy, Tim O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, among others, then apply the lessons learned to…

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Micro Lesson: Writing Associative Verse with Judith Skillman

Posted Thu, 7/07/2016 - 4:58pm by  |  Category:

Let it riff in Judith Skillman’s six-week poetry class, Writing Associative Verse, where you’ll explore the process of associative writing and employ strategies that enable the reception and articulation of what is perhaps any poet’s better half: his or her…

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Micro Lesson: Music As Prompt with Anastacia Tolbert

Posted Mon, 6/27/2016 - 10:19am by  |  Category:

Anastacia Tolbert‘s four-week multigenre generative class, Music As Prompt, begins July 11. We will use songs by Nina Simone, Etta James, Billie Holiday, and Alice Coltrane as writing prompts and literary vehicles to create hybrid (cross-genre) writing. We’ll close-listen and…

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