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Hugo House: Your best source for online writing classes in Seattle and around the world.

For more information on the schedule,  the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Information about Scholarships can be found on its own page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

For help finding writing classes, or if you’ve registered for an online class but haven’t received a Zoom link, contact our team or call us at 206.322.7030.

All classes are in Pacific Time. Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom. If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle. If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform. If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Click here to learn more about our in-person COVID-19 policies for fall.

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Winter Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

Scholarship Donation Day (by phone only): November 29
Member Registration: November 30
General Registration: December 7

What’s Scholarship Donation Day?

The first day of registration (the Monday before member registration opens) will now be open to anyone who donates $250 to our scholarship fund*. Donations must be made over the phone.

Call us at 206.322.7030 on November 29 to make your donation and sign up for the classes of your choosing.

*Applicable to specific scholarship fund donations made between member registration of the previous quarter and Scholarship Donation Day each quarter. 


Early Bird Pricing November 30 through December 13:

  • $10 off classes that are one to three sessions
  • $20 off classes that are four to eight sessions
  • $30 off classes that are ten sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Gabriel García Márquez (EN ESPAÑOL)

Este curso se enfoca en Gabriel García Márquez, uno de los mejores escritores del siglo XX. Basados en sus trabajos, nos centraremos en cómo encontrar una historia, la elección del momento adecuado para comenzar, cómo aprovechar el punto de vista,…

Course Type: 6 Sessions  |   Instructor: Margarita Borrero

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Start Date: 02/03/2022 - 10:00 am PST
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Margarita Borrero

Doctora en literatura europea, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain

Margarita Borrero es novelista, premiada y publicada en España, y escritora de relatos, género en el que ha ganado media docena de primeros lugares en distintos certámenes en España, Estados Unidos y Canadá. Durante más de una década se ha desempeñado como docente de Escuela de escritores, una de las instituciones privadas de escritura creativa más grandes del mundo hispanohablante, miembro de la Asociación Europea de programas de escritura creativa. También ha trabajado como profesora asociada en Mount Saint Mary University, en Los Ángeles.

PhD European Literature, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain

Margarita Borrero is an award-winning novelist from Colombia. She has received numerous short story awards in Spain, Canada and the United States. She teaches at Madrid’s Escuela de Escritores, one of the top private creative writing institutions of the Hispanic world and a member of the European Association of Creative Writing Programs. She has also worked as an associate professor at Mount Saint Mary University in Los Angeles.

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Creación de personajes y universos narrativos a partir de lo vivido

Todos los niveles | ¿Te imaginas aprovechando las vivencias del día a día y transformándolas en personajes? Durante este curso crearemos personajes y universos, a través de experiencias y personas reales para maravillar a los lectores con la reconstrucción de…

Course Type: 6 Sessions  |   Instructor: Elizabeth Villamán

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Start Date: 02/16/2022 - 1:10 pm PST
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Elizabeth Villamán

Writer, screenwriter, teacher and actress, Elizabeth Villamán originally worked as an industrial engineer until 2016, when she traveled to Spain to realize her dream to study creative writing. Born in 1992 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she finished her MFA in Creative Writing from Escuela de Escritores in Madrid, as well as a certificate in screenwriting. She recently completed a Master in Creative Strategies from Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes. She is currently completing a master's degree in Teaching Creative Writing.

Founder of Escribir es HOY, Elizabeth has taught creative writing in Spain and the United States. She has won many awards and has published her work in several anthologies both in the Dominican Republic and abroad, including Seis tonos de negro (Ediciones PG, 2019), Belleza Fatal y otros cuentos (Funglode, 2017). She was the first recipient of the René delRisco Bermúdez Literary Residency in Coruña, Spain. In 2020, she was selected to participate in the Catapult Caribbean Creative Online Grant. She has two upcoming books, Las islas rotas, a short story collection slated for publication in 2021, and Sesiones de ablepsia, winner of the first Prize for Young Narrators Ediciones Enriquillo 2020.

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Cómo contar nuestras historias

Todos tenemos historias para contar. Lo que hemos sufrido, lo que hemos superado. Queremos compartir cómo lo hicimos y qué hemos aprendido a lo largo del camino. Pero ¿cómo y por dónde empezar? En esta clase los participantes serán guiados…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Melanie Márquez Adams

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Start Date: 02/27/2022 - 1:10 pm PST
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Melanie Márquez Adams

Melanie Márquez Adams is the author of Querencia: crónicas de una latinoamericana en USA, Mariposas Negras, and El País de las Maravillas: crónicas de mi sueño americano. An advocate of Spanish-language writers in the U.S., Melanie holds an MFA in Spanish Creative Writing from the University of Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her most recent fiction and non-fiction can be found in Puerto del Sol, Laurel Review, Spansglish Voces, Huellas Magazine, and Escritorxs Salvajes: 37 Hispanic Writers in the United States. An International Latino Book Award winner, Melanie is the founder and editor-in-chief of Anfibias Literarias. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Melanie Márquez Adams es escritora, traductora y editora. Ha publicado El país de las maravillas: crónicas de mi sueño americano, Querencia: crónicas de una latinoamericana en USA y Mariposas negras: cuentos. Melanie tiene un Máster en Escritura Creativa por la Universidad de Iowa y su obra en inglés y en español aparece en varias antologías y revistas. Fundadora y directora editorial de Anfibias Literarias, ha editado también una serie de proyectos, entre ellos Imaginar Países: Entrevistas a escritoras latinoamericanas en Estados Unidos (Hypermedia 2021), Ellas cuentan: Crime Fiction por latinoamericanas en Estados Unidos (Sudaquia 2019) y Del sur al norte: Narrativa y poesía de autores andinos (premiada por los International Latino Book Awards). Vive en Nashville, Tennessee.

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GRATIS El deseo: Construcción de personajes

Todos los niveles | Podemos construir los personajes mirando la ropa tendida del patio, haciendo listas con sus gustos, fijándonos en lo que compran, qué y cómo consumen, si son el camarero o quienes no dejan propina; pero no sabremos…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Rosario López

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Start Date: 03/12/2022 - 10:00 am PST
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Rosario López

Rosario López es escritora, periodista, editora y profesora. Autora de Los besos secos (Bala Perdida, 2020), finalista del Certamen Internacional de Novela Ciudad de Barbastro, 2019. Enseña escritura creativa en Escuela de Escritores, Madrid (España).

Rosario López is the author of Los besos secos (Bala Perdida, 2020), finalist of the International Novel Award City of Barbastro, 2019. She is a writer, journalist, editor and teacher. She has lived and worked in Spain, the Czech Republic, Africa and The Balkans. She was a european volunteer in North Macedonia. Currently, she lives in Madrid and teaches creative writing at Escuela de Escritores. She writes fiction, poetry, articles and books reviews. Her work has been published in several magazines and anthologies: Librújula, Turia, Malos Hábitos, Archiletras, Frontera Magazine, Mujeres Viajeras and others. She was a finalist for the Energheia Award in 2020, a competition of short stories written by young writers. She is always writing: even if she´s in the shower, washing the plates, sleeping or walking, she is always writing.

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