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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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Winter Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

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


Early Bird Pricing Dec. 2 through Dec. 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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Generating Short Forms: Lydia Davis and the American Prose Poem

All Levels | In this class, we’ll focus on Lydia Davis, known for the extreme brevity of her narratives, in relationship to the American prose poem tradition. Participants may respond to assignments with prose poems, “regular” poems, aphorisms, postcard messages,…

Course Type: 6 Sessions  |   Instructor: Deborah Woodard

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Start Date: 01/18/2020 – 1:00 pm
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Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

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Museum as Muse: Writing at the Frye

All Levels | We’ll visit the Frye on Saturday, then workshop the poems generated by the visit back at Hugo House on Sunday. Each week, multiple prompts will be provided; and the instructor will be onsite to introduce assigments, answer…

Course Type: 4 Sessions  |   Instructor: Deborah Woodard

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Start Date: 03/21/2020 – 1:00 PM

Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

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