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Hugo House: Your best source for writing classes in Seattle.

For more information on the schedule, scholarships, the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

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Fall Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ donor Registration: August 12
Member Registration: August 13
General Registration: August 20


Early Bird Pricing Aug. 12 through Aug. 26:

  • $10 off one-session classes
  • $20 off classes that are two to six sessions
  • $35 off classes that are eight sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Yearlong in Young Adult Fiction

In weekly meetings over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year, yearlong classes provide dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a draft of a book. Whether you are early in the writing process or already have a rough…

Course Type: Yearlong  |   Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock

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Start Date: 09/18/2019 – 7:10 PM

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

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Writing and Publishing the Middle Grade Novel

Intermediate / Advanced | What makes a novel uniquely middle-grade? This craft-intensive class will focus on developing voice, plotting, character development, scene construction, and dialogue pitched for the middle-grade reader, as well as revision and the submission process. We will…

Course Type: 6 Sessions  |   Instructor: Kevin Emerson

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Start Date: 09/30/2019 – 7:10 PM

Kevin Emerson

Kevin Emerson is the author of twenty middle grade and YA novels, published by HarperCollins, Random House, Scholastic and Little Brown. His most recent releases are Last Day on Mars and Any Second.

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