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Class Catalog

Browse Spring & Summer Writing Classes!

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 new 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 registrar or call us at 206.322.7030.

All classes are in Pacific Time. All classes will take place on Zoom or our asynchronous learning platform, Wet Ink, through Summer quarter 2021.

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Summer Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

Scholarship Donation Day (by phone only): May 17
Member Registration: May 18
General Registration: May 25


Early Bird Pricing May 17 through May 31:

  • $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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Finishing Your Book (ASYNCHRONOUS)

All Levels | This class is for anyone struggling with a book. Although that first sprint of 50 pages—either novel or nonfiction—can be exhilarating, it’s hard to sustain until the end. Sooner or later, you might find yourself in a…

Course Type: 8 Sessions  |   Instructor: Peter Mountford

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Start Date: 07/12/2021 - 6:43 am PDT
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Peter Mountford

Peter Mountford’s novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won a 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel, The Dismal Science, was published in February, 2014. A former Hugo House writer in residence, Peter is currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College's low residency MFA program.

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First Aid for Your Fiction

All Levels | This class will introduce the eight most common craft problems that fiction writers struggle with, including some they rarely notice—among them, evasive protagonist syndrome, excessive scene disorder, and “Oops, Where’s My Plot?” During two three-hour sessions you…

Course Type: 2 Sessions  |   Instructor: Peter Mountford

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Start Date: 07/24/2021 - 10:00 am PDT
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Peter Mountford

Peter Mountford’s novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won a 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel, The Dismal Science, was published in February, 2014. A former Hugo House writer in residence, Peter is currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College's low residency MFA program.

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