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Class Catalog

Browse Fall & Winter Classes!

 

Click on the cover above to view the Winter print catalog as a PDF.

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: November 26
Member Registration: November 27
General Registration: December 4


New! Early Bird Pricing November 26 through December 10:

  • $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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Starting to Write

Introductory | Where to begin? Fiction or nonfiction? Blog or short story? Humor or serious commentary? You’ll learn how sensory description can put the spark and emotion into your work, that the decision to write means making space, that writers…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Gloria Kempton

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Start Date: 01/26/2019 – 1:00 PM

Gloria Kempton

Gloria Kempton is an author, writing coach and former magazine and book editor. She is the author of eleven books, including Write Great Fiction: Dialogue and The Outlaw’s Journey; A Mythological Approach to Storytelling for Writers Behind Bars. She’s a former contributing editor to Writer’s Digest magazine and an instructor with their online writing courses: writersonlineworkshops.com. She also teaches online at writers.com and to incarcerated writers at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.

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Discover Your Writing Niche

Introductory / Intermediate | Which is the writing form that best facilitates your showing up and completing your literary projects? You can wake up to the kind of writing that fits your natural personality and writing goals, whether that be…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Gloria Kempton

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Start Date: 02/09/2019 – 1:00 PM

Gloria Kempton

Gloria Kempton is an author, writing coach and former magazine and book editor. She is the author of eleven books, including Write Great Fiction: Dialogue and The Outlaw’s Journey; A Mythological Approach to Storytelling for Writers Behind Bars. She’s a former contributing editor to Writer’s Digest magazine and an instructor with their online writing courses: writersonlineworkshops.com. She also teaches online at writers.com and to incarcerated writers at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.

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The Art of Storytelling

Intemediate | To learn to weave dialogue, narrative, and action into a well-paced story is to craft a work of art. You can learn the techniques if you’re listening carefully to your story’s voice and willing to work to find…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Gloria Kempton

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Start Date: 02/23/2019 – 1:00 PM

Gloria Kempton

Gloria Kempton is an author, writing coach and former magazine and book editor. She is the author of eleven books, including Write Great Fiction: Dialogue and The Outlaw’s Journey; A Mythological Approach to Storytelling for Writers Behind Bars. She’s a former contributing editor to Writer’s Digest magazine and an instructor with their online writing courses: writersonlineworkshops.com. She also teaches online at writers.com and to incarcerated writers at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.

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The Hero’s Journey

Introductory / Intermediate | Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey is about giving a voice to the hero in the stories that are our lives. This course is about identifying the story you want to write, deciding whether to approach your…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Gloria Kempton

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Start Date: 03/09/2019 – 1:00 PM

Gloria Kempton

Gloria Kempton is an author, writing coach and former magazine and book editor. She is the author of eleven books, including Write Great Fiction: Dialogue and The Outlaw’s Journey; A Mythological Approach to Storytelling for Writers Behind Bars. She’s a former contributing editor to Writer’s Digest magazine and an instructor with their online writing courses: writersonlineworkshops.com. She also teaches online at writers.com and to incarcerated writers at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.

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