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Browse 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. All classes will take place on Zoom or our asynchronous learning platform, Wet Ink, for the remainder of 2020.

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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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Talkin’ the Talk: Crafting Killer Dialogue for TV & Film

All levels | Great dialogue is the key to making your script exceptional. Who will ever forget, “There’s no place like home?” or “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose?” Want to learn how to craft undeniable dialogue? In this workshop,…

Course Type: 2 Sessions  |   Instructor: Ali Laventhol

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Start Date: 11/07/2020 – 1:10 pm

Ali Laventhol

Ali Laventhol got her start in show business working on movies like “National Treasure,” “Terminator” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Only not as a writer. She was a visual effects compositor for features, commercials and music videos before making the leap to her original love: writing. Teaming up with Tawnya Bhattacharya led to writing gigs on the staff of shows like “A Million Little Things,” “Famous In Love,” “Perception,” and “The Client List.” Most recently the duo have been Co-Executive Producers for “Ginny & Georgia” at Netflix and “Salsa” at Apple. A former competitive equestrian and yoga teacher, Ali has worked for the gun control lobby, climbed pyramids and held her Dad’s hand as he took his last breath. It’s a life she now puts into her writing. Ali lives in Los Angeles with her rescue mutt, Mavis.

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