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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: December 2
Member Registration: December 3
General Registration: December 10


Early Bird Pricing Dec. 2 through Dec. 16:

  • $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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Nail Your First Chapter

Introductory / Intermediate | Whether you have been working on your first chapter for months or are just getting started, this course is for you. Memoir author and book coach Ingrid Ricks will teach you how to open and structure…

Course Type: 4 Sessions  |   Instructor: Ingrid Ricks

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Start Date: 01/12/2020 – 10:00 am
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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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Write Your Memoir: How to Structure, Outline, and Bring Your Story to Life

Introductory / Intermediate | In this intensive crash-course, memoir author and book coach Ingrid Ricks arms you with the tools you need to effectively dive into your memoir. She’ll teach you the three most common story structure techniques, and walk…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Ingrid Ricks

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Start Date: 02/09/2020 – 10:00 am
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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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