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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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#WhereWeWrite: Anca Szilagyi

Posted Wed, 4/20/2016 - 4:54pm by  |  Category:

My writing desk tends to be chaotic. On ground zero, there’s my laptop with a sticky note that says “remember the smallest detail,” a couple marked-up copies of the sixth draft of my novel Paralegal, the new outline for my seventh…

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#WhereWeWrite: Desks, Gardens, and Welcome Distractions

Posted Mon, 4/18/2016 - 2:17pm by  |  Category:

Do you have a special writing place or atmosphere? Use #WhereWeWrite and tag Hugo House on social media, and you might be featured in one of these blogs! Also, where are you writing on May 7? Join us to write…

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Phoetry: A Collaborative Poem from the Phinney Farmers Market

Posted Tue, 9/29/2015 - 6:50pm by  |  Category:

Our volunteer, Mike, had a great time at Phinney Market, and lots of young poets and their families turned up to help us create poems about the Phinney Market. Enjoy. Good Food On Every Corner Food is eaten here Familiar,…

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West Seattle Farmers Market Wrote You a Poem

Posted Tue, 9/15/2015 - 1:44pm by  |  Category:

Hugo House is on tour—with a typewriter! For the next couple months, you can find us at various farmers markets, facilitating an “exquisite corpse” poem: market-goers will contribute one line each to a collaborative poem (also known as an “exquisite corpse”) to be…

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Farewell to a Friend of Hugo House

Posted Thu, 8/21/2014 - 3:39pm by  |  Category:

Hugo House is sorry to learn that one of our students, Mary Lee Martin, passed away on July 23, 2014. Our former writer-in-residence Peter Mountford recounts his memories of Mary Lee: Mary Lee took two of my classes, and we met…

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Classy Talk: Jeff Bender | Summer 2014

Posted Mon, 5/26/2014 - 4:14pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? Intro to the Short Story People should take this class if… they want to generate new work. Can your students connect with you on social media? If so, how? Facebook Are any of…

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Classy Talk with Deborah Woodard | Spring 2014

Posted Wed, 4/16/2014 - 1:29pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? Writing Alongside Emily Dickinson People should take this class if… they want to generate new work and read a great poet who specialized in “superb surprise.”  Bonus: participants acquire a special flower alter…

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Classy Talk with Sierra Nelson: Spring 2014

Posted Fri, 3/21/2014 - 4:23pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class?  Creatures of the Sea: Experiments in Poetry & Marine Biology (starting 5/7, Wednesdays 7:10-9:10 p.m.) People should take this class if…  If you are a poet who loves marine biology like me, or a scientist…

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Classy Talk with Emily Warn: Spring 2014

Posted Tue, 3/18/2014 - 10:53am by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class?  Introduction to Writing Poetry                    People should take this class if…  They’ve been writing poems on their own for a while and have always wanted…

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Classy Talk with Christine Hemp: Spring 2014

Posted Mon, 3/10/2014 - 9:46am by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class?   Trust the Details: Finding the Aha! in your Essay I’m teaching two separate, independent sections — one in March and another at the end of April. People should take this class if… If…

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