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Class Catalog

Browse Spring 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 Spring quarter 2021.

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Spring Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ Donor Registration (by phone only): March 8
Member Registration: March 9
General Registration: March 16


Early Bird Pricing March 8 through March 22:

  • $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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Revision by Poetry’s Periodic Table of the Elements

Intermediate | Title, first line, line break, voiced cadence, word-field, the turn . . . the opportunity for special effects is present in the decisions a writer makes with each element. All are at work no matter how long or…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Kim Stafford

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Start Date: 04/16/2021 - 9:00 am PDT

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.

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Earth Verse: Writing for the Earth

All Levels | When trouble comes in the human world, there may be a story from the wild that can offer consolation. From the Gnomic Verses in Old English to the Tao te Ching and the works of Dorothy Wordsworth,…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Kim Stafford

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Start Date: 04/22/2021 - 9:00 am PDT

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.

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