Posts about “Writing Advice”

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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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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Genre Roulette: The Creative’s Game of Chance by Rachel Werner

Posted Fri, 6/04/2021 - 9:54am by  |  Category: ,

My only true obsession is writing. At any given moment, I am likely starting a new poem, editing a flash fiction piece in addition to wrapping up a new beauty blog. And that’s on a slow day. Does all of…

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Teacher Feature: Elisabeth Eaves

Posted Fri, 5/21/2021 - 10:40am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Elisabeth Eaves is an award-winning travel writer and the author of two books: Wanderlust: A Love Affair With Five Continents and Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping. Her feature writing has appeared in the New Yorker online,…

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Famine: An Exclusive Q&A with Ottessa Moshfegh, Leni Zumas, and Laura Da’

Posted Fri, 1/29/2021 - 5:35pm by  |  Category: , ,

On February 12, Ottessa Moshfegh, Leni Zumas, and Laura Da’ will kick off the apocalyptic 2021 Hugo Literary Series with new works on the theme of “Famine.” In a recent email exchange, Ottessa, Leni, and Laura shared details about their…

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Teacher Feature: Tess Taylor

Posted Fri, 1/29/2021 - 9:23am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Tess Taylor is the author of three collections of poetry, including Rift Zone, Work & Days, and The Forage House, as well as Last West, a hybrid photography and poetry book exploring Dorothea Lange’s life in California….

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Teacher Feature – Carrie Fountain

Posted Tue, 1/26/2021 - 9:36am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Carrie Fountain is the author of two collections of poetry (Instant Winner, Burn Lake), the YA novel I’m Not Missing, and The Poem Forest, a children’s book about the life and legacy of W.S. Merwin. Her third…

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Teacher Feature: DaMaris B. Hill

Posted Fri, 1/15/2021 - 9:41am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor DaMaris B. Hill is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, and \Vi-zə-bəl\  \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures). She holds PhDs in creative…

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“There’s really no replacing research”: An Exclusive Q&A with Adam Johnson

Posted Mon, 9/28/2020 - 4:46pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Adam Johnson is the author of Fortune Smiles, winner of the National Book Award and the Story Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Orphan Master’s Son, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the California Book…

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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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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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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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