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Class Catalog

Browse Summer Writing Classes!

Hugo House: Your best source for online writing classes in Seattle and around the world.

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.

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. Some summer writing classes may be held in person if stay-at-home directives are lifted and gatherings are again permitted. Remote (Zoom) access to all classes will continue, however, for anyone who cannot or prefers not to attend in person. If a class has (ZOOM) in the title, it will remain on Zoom regardless of stay-at-home directives.

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Summer Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ Donor Registration (by phone only): May 18
Member Registration: May 19
General Registration: May 26


Early Bird Pricing May 18 through June 1:

  • $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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How to Write a “Modern Love” Essay

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time. All Levels | The Modern Love column in the New York Times has been a reader favorite since its inception in 2004. In this class we will look at a…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 07/09/2020 – 5:00 pm
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Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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Finding Your Story

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time. Introductory/Intermediate | Many writers experience a longing to write about their own lives but little idea of where to begin, of where to dig to unearth the stories you know…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 07/16/2020 – 5:00 pm
This class is full

Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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How to Write a Memoir Book Proposal

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time. Intermediate/Advanced | In this class, you will learn about each component of a memoir book proposal, strategies for writing a proposal that will gain the attention of agents/editors, as well…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 07/18/2020 – 1:10 pm
This class is full

Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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How to Write a “Modern Love” Essay

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time. All Levels | The Modern Love column in the New York Times has been a reader favorite since its inception in 2004. In this class we will look at a…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 07/23/2020 – 5:00 pm
This class is full

Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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Memoir Intensive

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time. All Levels | Spend three days diving into the memoir. The intensive will include lecture, discussion, writing prompts, brainstorming activities designed to get to the heart of your work as…

Course Type: 3 Sessions  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 08/07/2020 – 10:00 am

Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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