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Class Catalog

Browse Summer and Fall Writing Classes!

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

For more information on the schedule,  the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Information about Scholarships can be found on its own new 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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Fall Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ Donor Registration (by phone only): August 17
Member Registration: August 18
General Registration: August 25


Early Bird Pricing August 17 through August 31:

  • $10 off classes that are one to three sessions
  • $20 off classes that are four to eight sessions
  • $30 off classes that are ten sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Write Your Fantasy Novel (ZOOM)

All Levels | Stuck on your fantasy novel? Need help figuring out the ins and outs of worldbuilding? Trying to decide how to build characters your readers can connect to? In this workshop we’ll help each other navigate the pitfalls…

Course Type: 10 Sessions  |   Instructor: Lish McBride

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Start Date: 09/19/2020 – 1:10 pm
Registration for this class has not started.

Lish McBride

Lish McBride is the author of funny and
creepy young adult books such as Hold Me
Closer, Necromancer; Necromancing the
Stone; Firebug; Pyromantic and the upcoming
Curses. She has a BFA in creative writing
from Seattle University and an MFA from
University of New Orleans.

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Write Your Young Adult Novel (ZOOM)

All Levels | Writing for teens is a unique challenge, but it can also be fun and rewarding! In this class we’ll discuss everything you’d usually tackle in a novel writing workshop — characters, pacing, plot, and tone — but…

Course Type: 10 Sessions  |   Instructor: Lish McBride

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Start Date: 10/06/2020 – 10:00 am
Registration for this class has not started.

Lish McBride

Lish McBride is the author of funny and
creepy young adult books such as Hold Me
Closer, Necromancer; Necromancing the
Stone; Firebug; Pyromantic and the upcoming
Curses. She has a BFA in creative writing
from Seattle University and an MFA from
University of New Orleans.

See current classes >