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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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Spring Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ donor Registration: March 2
Member Registration: March 3
General Registration: March 10


Early Bird Pricing March 2 through March 16:

  • $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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Screenwriting Basics

Introductory | Screenwriting is a unique art form that demands a passionate understanding of its rules, conventions, and flexibilities. Over tree jam-packed hours, we’ll examine the essentials of the screenwriter’s art on the page and screen via a variety of…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Michael Shilling

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Start Date: 03/21/2020 – 1:00 pm
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Michael Shilling

Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices.

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Writing Monologues

All Levels | Whether in a play or in a novel, monologues allow for a direct peek into a character’s head. Often uncensored and unfiltered, and without the social dynamics of dialogue, monologues are a powerful resource in the construction…

Course Type: 6 Sessions  |   Instructor: Ana Pastor

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Start Date: 05/05/2020 – 7:10 pm
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Ana Pastor

A native of Barcelona, Ana Pastor studied European Theater, Playwriting and Literature. She wrote and directed "El Oyente" (2006), and a free adaptation of a Jean-Paul Sartre play (2010). Her short story "La noche del elefante" received the 2011 Fungible award. She is a translator and a Spanish language teacher, and writing fiction is her passion.

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