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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.

For help finding 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 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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Summer Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ Donor Registration (by phone only): May 18
Member Registration: May 19
General Registration: May 26


Early Bird Pricing May 18 through June 1:

  • $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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The Short-Form Memoir

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time. All Levels | Short-short memoir, flash memoir, or short-form memoir — this 1,500- to 4,000-word memoir explores a specific theme, event, or period in an author’s life. In this class,…

Course Type: 3 Sessions  |   Instructor: Debra Gwartney

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Start Date: 09/14/2020 – 1:10 pm

Debra Gwartney

Debra Gwartney is the author of two memoirs, Live Through This, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and, most recently, I Am a Stranger Here Myself, winner of the RiverTeeth Nonfiction Prize. Debra teaches in the MFA Program at Pacific University, and lives in Western Oregon.

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