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

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Summer Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ donor Registration: June 3
Member Registration: June 4
General Registration: June 11


New! Early Bird Pricing June 3 through June 17:

  • $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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Six Narrative Techniques to Bring Your Memoir to Life

Introductory/Intermediate | In this writing-intensive workshop, memoir author Ingrid Ricks will teach you the six key narrative writing techniques necessary to bring your memoir to life. These include openings that grab, character development, emotions, effective dialogue, active settings, sensory details,…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Ingrid Ricks

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Start Date: 07/28/2019 – 2:00 PM
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Ingrid Ricks

Ingrid Ricks is an author, speaker and founder of Write It Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through narrative writing. Her memoirs include the New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. Her essays and stories have appeared on Salon and NPR. She lives in Ballard with her husband and two daughters. For more information, visit her website or her program website.

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Structuring and Outlining Your Memoir

Introductory/Intermediate | Do you have a personal story you need to write but aren’t sure how to tell it? NYT-bestselling memoir author and book coach Ingrid Ricks will delve into story arc and break down the three most commonly used…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Ingrid Ricks

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Start Date: 07/28/2019 – 10:00 AM
This class is full

Ingrid Ricks

Ingrid Ricks is an author, speaker and founder of Write It Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through narrative writing. Her memoirs include the New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. Her essays and stories have appeared on Salon and NPR. She lives in Ballard with her husband and two daughters. For more information, visit her website or her program website.

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