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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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Styles of Second Person

All Levels | This class will explore the various narrative styles of second-person point of view, such as monologue, direct address, and inverted first person. After studying examples by Sigrid Nunez, Italo Calvino, Wells Tower, and Terese Marie Mailhot, we’ll…

Course Type: 2 Sessions  |   Instructor: John Englehardt

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Start Date: 10/19/2019 – 10:00 AM

John Englehardt

John Englehardt is a fiction writer, editor at Pacifica Literary Review, and a former Made at Hugo House fellow. He won the 2014 Wabash prize in fiction, the Conium Review's 2014 Flash Fiction Contest, and The Stranger's A&P story contest, judged by Sherman Alexie and Rebecca Brown. He holds an MFA from University of Arkansas, and his writing has appeared in Sycamore Review, The Stranger, Seattle Review of Books, and The James Franco Review.

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Voice Driven Narratives

All Levels | How can voice—a narrator’s speech patterns, vocabulary, and degree of awareness—be the main source of conflict and tension, rather than action and plot? Through discussion and writing exercises, we’ll explore the technique behind crafting a narrator that…

Course Type: 4 Sessions  |   Instructor: John Englehardt

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Start Date: 11/13/2019 – 5:00 PM

John Englehardt

John Englehardt is a fiction writer, editor at Pacifica Literary Review, and a former Made at Hugo House fellow. He won the 2014 Wabash prize in fiction, the Conium Review's 2014 Flash Fiction Contest, and The Stranger's A&P story contest, judged by Sherman Alexie and Rebecca Brown. He holds an MFA from University of Arkansas, and his writing has appeared in Sycamore Review, The Stranger, Seattle Review of Books, and The James Franco Review.

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