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Hugo House: Your best source for writing classes in Seattle.

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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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Online Class | Strange Stories: Putting the Uncanny in Your Fiction

All Levels | The unusual is thriving in contemporary storytelling. A man made famous for playing a vampire on TV is haunted by a real ghost; something is wrong at a family’s new house. Maybe art is imitating our strange…

Course Type: 4 Sessions  |   Instructor: Laura Scott

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Start Date: 02/05/2020
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Laura Scott

Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared publications including Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House online, and Notre Dame Review. She served as senior associate editor for the oral history Lavil: Life, Love and Death in Port-au-Prince. She’s a MacDowell Colony fellow.

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Write Stories in a Single Scene

All Levels | Some of the best stories get everything done in a single scene, no set change needed. We will look at examples of these small stories from masters of the form such as Yusinari Kawabata and Lucia Berlin…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Laura Scott

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Start Date: 03/15/2020 – 1:00 PM
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Laura Scott

Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared publications including Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House online, and Notre Dame Review. She served as senior associate editor for the oral history Lavil: Life, Love and Death in Port-au-Prince. She’s a MacDowell Colony fellow.

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