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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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Beg, Borrow, and Steal (ZOOM)

All Levels | Writers are panhandlers, leeches, and thieves. We snitch words from here and there, keep our eyes on the ground until a gleaming one gets dropped, and lift them from one world to use in another. There are…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Miranda Weiss

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Start Date: 09/19/2020 – 1:10 pm
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Miranda Weiss

Miranda Weiss is the author of Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller. Her science and nature writing have been published by The Atlantic, The Economist, The Washington Post, Alaska Magazine, and REI, and her work has been anthologized in This is the Place: Women Writing about Home, which the New York Times called “far-reaching and compelling.” Her essay, “A Fleeting Resource: In Praise of the Deep Cold,” was recognized as Notable by Best American Essays, and her work has been supported by grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the University of Alaska. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Homer, Alaska where she explores tidepools, maintains a large garden, keeps chickens, harvests wild greens, and fills the freezer each summer with salmon.

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The One-Sentence Memoir (ZOOM)

All Levels | Dive into the murky waters of your life and emerge holding one glistening sentence. In this workshop, we’ll work on getting to the nut of the story of your life — or one of the stories of…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Miranda Weiss

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Start Date: 10/03/2020 – 1:00 pm
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Miranda Weiss

Miranda Weiss is the author of Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller. Her science and nature writing have been published by The Atlantic, The Economist, The Washington Post, Alaska Magazine, and REI, and her work has been anthologized in This is the Place: Women Writing about Home, which the New York Times called “far-reaching and compelling.” Her essay, “A Fleeting Resource: In Praise of the Deep Cold,” was recognized as Notable by Best American Essays, and her work has been supported by grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the University of Alaska. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Homer, Alaska where she explores tidepools, maintains a large garden, keeps chickens, harvests wild greens, and fills the freezer each summer with salmon.

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