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

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Fall Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ donor Registration: August 12
Member Registration: August 13
General Registration: August 20


Early Bird Pricing Aug. 12 through Aug. 26:

  • $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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Seven Keys to Unlocking Your Story

The dates for this class have been updated from the print catalog. All Levels | Whether you’re dipping a toe into the waters of your story or stuck rowing around in circles, these seven keys to integrating character development, plot,…

Course Type: 4 Sessions  |   Instructor: Jennifer Haupt

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Start Date: 10/20/2019 – 10:00 am

Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt's essays have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Spirituality & Health, The Sun and elsewhere. Her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, was published in April 2018, and she is currently working on an autobiographical novel that takes place in Haiti. She teaches at workshops around the country.

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Build a Character Web

All Levels | Whether you’re writing a memoir or novel, weaving a web of characters is a valuable (and fun!) technique for building and sustaining the momentum of your work-in-progress. We’ll discuss and practice structural techniques for creating an interconnected…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Jennifer Haupt

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Start Date: 10/20/2019 – 1:00 pm
3 seats available

Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt's essays have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Spirituality & Health, The Sun and elsewhere. Her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, was published in April 2018, and she is currently working on an autobiographical novel that takes place in Haiti. She teaches at workshops around the country.

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Stuck in the Middle: Seven Plot Points of Transformation

Intermediate | Whether you are in the honeymoon period of the first hundred pages of your story or stuck in the middle, creating seven key plot points that marry character development and page-turning action will help you sail through to…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Jennifer Haupt

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Start Date: 11/03/2019 – 1:00 pm
This class is full

Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt's essays have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Spirituality & Health, The Sun and elsewhere. Her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, was published in April 2018, and she is currently working on an autobiographical novel that takes place in Haiti. She teaches at workshops around the country.

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