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Class Catalog

Browse Spring & Summer 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, through Summer quarter 2021.

If you would like to receive our quarterly catalogs in the mail, please contact us.


Summer Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

Scholarship Donation Day (by phone only): May 17
Member Registration: May 18
General Registration: May 25

What’s Scholarship Donation Day?

The first day of registration (the Monday before member registration opens) will now be open to anyone who donates $250 to our scholarship fund*. Donations must be made over the phone.

Call us at 206.322.7030 on May 17 to make your donation and sign up for the classes of your choosing.

*Applicable to specific scholarship fund donations made between member registration of the previous quarter and Scholarship Donation Day each quarter. Donors who gave $250 or more during GiveBIG 2021 can register on this day.


Early Bird Pricing May 17 through May 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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Environmental Writing: Narrating the Natural World

All Levels | Our shared earth is rich with stories. This class explores ways of chronicling it, from fervent attention to species not our own to the largest questions of climate change and environmental justice. We’ll engage with writers such…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Anna Clark

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Start Date: 05/08/2021 - 10:00 am PDT

Anna Clark

Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. She is the author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy (Metropolitan Books, 2018), which was named one of the year’s best books by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Kirkus Reviews, Audible, Amazon, the New York Public Library, and others. It won the Hillman Prize in Book Journalism and the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. It was also a finalist for the NYPL Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Elle, The New York Times, The Washington Post,
Politico, Next City, and other publications. She was a correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review for nearly five years.

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